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NEWTOWN, CT: Ballaro Dance presents "Embedded Memories" in a Vineyard

NEWTOWN, CT: Ballaro Dance presents "Embedded Memories" in a Vineyard


Ballaro Dance


Aquila's Nest Vineyards
56 Pole Bridge Road
Newtown, CT 06482


Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 6:30pm



Ballaro Dance

NYC-based Ballaro Dance presents Embedded Memories, an illuminated dance performance taking place in the vineyard's lower field at sunset.

Inspired first by Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery while highlighting the areas of breakage, golden accents illuminate these stories through numerous lighted lanterns in the installation ranging in size from 6" - 36" and inventive light pieces affixed to the dancers’ bodies. Deeper connections to Japanese philosophy and the process of healing have been explored through additional research and experiences in Reiki and Butoh. The piece is rooted in honoring personal histories through the lens of scars and their images which live permanently on, and inside of, our bodies. Investigating the memories and stories these imprints hold, we can learn from one another and promote community healing and shared storytelling. The dance piece continues to grow with each touring performance of the work through the Community Imprints contributions of the audience's personal memories and stories.

Following the illuminated dance performance of Embedded Memories by Ballaro Dance, audience members will be invited to SHARE in conversation with the Company dancers and have an opportunity to leave their own Community Imprints memory behind with a written, drawn, or photographed contribution.

Embedded Memories at Aquila's Nest Vineyards | Newtown, CT 
Wednesday, August 9 | Tickets: $30 
Doors open 6:30pm; Sunset performance at 7:30pm 


Additional Information:

Rain Date is set on August 23rd, 6pm. Wine is not included in the ticket. A drink purchase of a minimum $10 plus tax and gratuity per participant is required to attend this event and can be made at the vineyard prior to the start of the event after vineyard staff checks IDs. Outside Alcohol Beverages, Water Bottles, or Any Other Beverages are NOT allowed to be brought in the premises of the vineyard. This is a restriction of the CT Farm Winery Permit. Staff reserves the right to check bags and coolers.  The ticket is nonrefundable.

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