With live music, text and song, this evening of dance explores how the body and voice move in harmony and disharmony.
This summer we have a show July 9th at 7:30 at the Schwartz Center in Ithaca, NY, as part of Cornell University’s Summer Events Series.
The performance, entitled Desire and Decay, explores how the body and voice move together in harmony and disharmony. I approach this project with sincerity and humor, both honoring and poking fun at the deep emotions expressed through art. For several years, I have been exploring the connection between the voice and body. As part of my research, I have been taking classical voice lessons and delving into Indian rasas and chakra systems and Body-Mind Centering. This performance, which builds on my research, is an operatic movement installation that moves beyond dance, combining original music, farm animals, video installations, as well as original text and vocal compositions.
This evening is supported by Cornell Summer Events series, but does not cover the entire cost. We need funds to bring dancers and musicians up to Ithaca and support their creative work. Many of the performers are Ithaca College graduates: Alyssa Duerksen, Audrey Pincus, Bonnie Lawrence, Starr Leavitt, Ryan MacConnell and Miller Brackett, who are professionals or aspiring professionals in theirs fields! We also have Philadelphia based artist Keir Neuringer, Brooklyn experimental rocker Artanker and composer Chris Seeds. Norm Johnson will be stage-managing. What a team! Please help us raise money for costumes, travel expenses and a stipend for each performer.
Thank you for your support!
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The risk is that the performers will not be compensated of their travel expenses and time. The performance is scheduled and will be held July 9th 2013 with or without funding. But without Kickstarter support this event will cost myself and the performers money. I have been supported as a performer since 2000 and now want to support these artists, especially the recent graduates of Ithaca College, in their creative work. Please help the Ithaca dance scene grow by supporting the artists who make it possible!
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