Dance, our most ephemeral of art forms must be preserved or our history and the works are lost forever.
Jeanne Ruddy Dance Legacy Plan
Now at the close of its twelve year course, Jeanne Ruddy Dance has begun the process of archiving works created by artistic and executive director Jeanne Ruddy. The board, artistic, and executive leadership of the Company has developed a comprehensive Legacy Plan necessary to properly document the works.
The central feature of this archival project is the preservation of ten original dance works choreographed by Ruddy. Each work is filmed with the originators of roles and the choreographer to best give insight into the history and process of the work. Thus a video capsule will be carefully edited together for each work to give future generations of dance the opportunity to re-stage the works. For example, this video excerpt from Significant Soil's capsule is here for you to get a better idea of this incredibly important historical documentation. This work captures artist interviews, unmasks difficult steps and original movements, and discusses all production aspects such as music, costumes and lighting.
The goal of The Legacy Plan is to preserve the history of the Company and the new works to enable future generations to research and re-stage our repertoire. Dance, our most ephemeral of art forms must be preserved or our history and the works are lost forever.
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