SHARON GEKOSKI-KIMMEL / Staff Photographer
Christine Taylor , left, rehearses “Significant Soil.” Jeanne Ruddy, at left in right photo, who premiered the dance 10 years ago, demonstrates the use of the coil for Taylor and Janet Pilla (right), who will perform it for the anniversary run at the Wilma Theater.
As she endured treatment for breast cancer 13 years ago, dancer/choreographer Jeanne Ruddy read T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. But as she recovered, it was his Four Quartets that gave her solace, particularly the end of the third section, “The Dry Salvages”: We, content at the last/ If our temporal reversion nourish/ (Not too far from the yew-tree)/ The life of significant soil.