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Dance Visions NY, Inc. presents "Evening," a dance film

Dance Visions NY, Inc. presents "Evening," a dance film

Company:

Dance Visions NY, Inc.

Location:

Online (Hosting venue is Sands Point Preserve Conservancy)

Dates:

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 7:30pm
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 10:00pm

Tickets:

sandspointpreserveconservancy.org

Company:
Dance Visions NY, Inc.

Dance Visions NY presents a new multi-disciplinary film: A Mosaic of Poetry, Dance, Art and Nature, site specific footage for Sands Point Preserve 

“Finding one’s way in a universe where destruction and creation are inextricably intertwined”

Originally intended to be a poetry/dance work performed in nature, “Evening” has instead been created as a multi-disciplinary art film, encompassing poetry, dance, art, and nature. It is derived from the last of three sections (Morning, Afternoon, Evening) of an original poem by Kyra Jucovy, daughter of the choreographer. The poem depicts a journey that follows a river from its source in caves all the way to the ocean. “Evening” is the part of the poem in which the river gradually flows down to the mouth of the ocean, and a philosophical dilemma ensues. It illustrates the cyclical nature of so many aspects of our world and has particular relevance today, with its theme of endings that lead to beginning anew. This version has footage from Sands Point Preserve as well as sites throughout the country.

The work’s motivating force throughout are the words, with actor Tzena Nicole serving as the voice and unifying presence. The choreography is inspired by the Isadora Duncan aesthetic and philosophical approach, which are fully complementary to the poem, and the dancers embody the narration. The film incorporates a variety of sounds and background music as well as imagery and video clips from nature. “Evening” reads like a book, with chapters that can stand on their own but are ultimately informed by all that went before.

Film editing, choreography, and direction: Beth Jucovy
Poem: written by Kyra Jucovy
Actor: Tzena Nichole
Dance Visions NY Dancers: Louisa Cathcart, Ligia Gaissionok, Beth Jucovy, Albena Kervanbashieva, Hope Kroog, Rebekah Mulkey, Michelle Tilghman
Music: collage including Erik Satie, Jóhann Jóhannssohn, Bedrich Smetana, Johannes Brahms, Olafur Arnalds, and an original piece by Fehmi Aslan
Showing stays online from Nov. 21, 7:30pm through Nov.22, 10pm

This work is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Huntington Arts Council. It is also supported by Dance/NYC’s Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund.

 

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