An exploration of women's issues through contemporary dance that will be performed 9/30 and 10/1 at the Ice House in Bethlehem, PA.
"The Waiting Game" is an exploration of women's issues through contemporary dance that will be performed in its world premiere, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, at 8pm at the Bethlehem Ice House. Choreographers Sarah Carlson and Alyce Finwall have created all-female dance works sharing a common source of inspiration: Faith Wilding's iconic feminist poem "Waiting."
“Wilding’s poetry underscores an existential angst that we all share,” Carlson says. “Even while we are engaged in active living, we are always waiting, hoping, dreaming about what will come next.”
As it turns out, exactly what we envision for the future has a lot to do with our gender.
Finwall’s piece, “Enter Demeter” features an original composition by Jason Hoopes for strings, voice and breast pump, and explores the struggle between life and death through the movement of nine women in and through a restricted arena. The entirety of the stage becomes an anointed ground in which these women are enclosed, and in which they struggle for autonomy, civility and significance.
Carlson's piece, “Whispers of Light," engages a multi-generational cast of seven women, who depict a fullness of experience through many stages of life. By embracing the complexity of the modern female mindset, ‘Whispers of Light’ becomes an embodied exploration of entrenched stereotypes placed upon women that continue to resonate in the 21st century.”
“The Waiting Game” is co-produced by DANCELINK and the Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange, two Lehigh Valley-based dance organizations whose shared mission is to promote dance and dance opportunities in the Lehigh Valley community.
Donations will be used to cover production expenses such as theater rental, event insurance, technical personnel & dancer salaries. Please help support these organizations raise money to produce this important concert.
For full details and online tickets sales, visit: www.sarahcarlson-dancelink.org
$15 adult/$10 student
Ice House 56 River St. Bethlehem PA 18018
Olivia Alvarez, Sarah Carlson, Shannon Carpenter, Brittany Jade Fetheroff,
Brittani Maglio, Nicole Maliszewski, Jessica Marino, Meghan Schiffer, Lauren Sion, Ashley Taylor, Angeline Wolf
Unfortunately, no. Like many small arts entities who are fundraising on Kickstarter, neither DANCELINK nor the Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange is has the Non-Profit 501(C)3 designation.
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