Archaea for the Evergreens
An intergenerational site-based work made for the 225-acre Evergreens Cemetery, Archaea for the Evergreens uses text, movement, landscape and music to weave together abstract, spiritual and scientific ideas surrounding life and death. Drawing connections between formal explorations of circles, physical embodiments of history, lessons learned from the way the natural world deals with death and the mysterious aspects of our universe, Archaea for the Evergreens calls forth the questions that arise when confronted with the vastness of time and space that the Evergreens offers. The term Archaea refers to the microorganisms that create the underlying structure on this planet to which everything is connected, just as the Evergreens Cemetery reminds us of both the connectedness and mystery of our world.
Choreographed by Anne Zuerner in collaboration with the performers
Rehearsal Director: Zoe Rabinowitz
Performed by Martita Abril, Chris Braz, Sara Gurevich, Ainesh Madan, Penelope McCourty, Jenna Purcell, Phoebe Rose Sandford and sixth grade students from the MS 358 Dance Company: Jailynn Addison, Emmanuel Adjehoun, Nathalie Cabrera, Dariell Daley, Arjita Das, Kishauna Delancy, Makayla George, Janiah Muldrow, and Amanda Williams
Music by Galen Bremer
Get tickets here. Reservations required.
Performances will take place at The Evergreens Cemetery, Cooper Ave. gate. NOTE: This is not the main entrance to the Cemetery. Tickets are $20 and available online only at brownpapertickets.com. Reservations are required.
*****The Evergreens Cemetery Cooper Ave. entrance is located near the corner of Wyckoff Ave. and Cooper Ave. near the Bushwick, Brooklyn and Ridgewood, Queens border. Take the L Train to Halsey Street, coming from Manhattan, exit at the front of the train, coming from Brooklyn, exit at the back of the train. Walk five blocks down Wyckoff to Cooper Ave. Make a left on Cooper Ave. The Evergreens Cemetery Cooper Ave. gate will be on your right, across from St. Felix Ave. More information at evergreenscemetery.org and annezuerner.org.
Photo credit: Nechama Winston
Archaea for the Evergreens is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).
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