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Shannon Gillen's latest project premieres January 10-13, 2013.

We are just under two weeks from the premiere of SHANNON GILLEN + GUESTS' latest project 'A COLORED IMAGE OF THE SUN' . Please help us make our goal by January 13th.

SGG's A COLORED IMAGE OF THE SUN will premiere at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, New York and with the 92nd Street Y's Sundays at Three series in Manhattan, January 10-13, 2013. We hope to raise funds here on Kickstarter in direct support of the amazing dancers involved in this project.

What is this project about?

A COLORED IMAGE OF THE SUN unravels a world that looks at one’s assumption of self as it is challenged by the basic fear of non-existence or of disappearing into someone else, alongside the attraction and alarm of transformation. Through a series of personal and collective sequences, the work exposes the flimsy membrane between our will to live and our ability to sacrifice.

Performed in Shannon Gillen's “hard-driving and emotionally affecting” style, five performers reinterpret the classic rite of spring celebration, exploring folk-psychological landscapes with imagistic dream sequences, rigorous movement, and a cinematic score. Ultimately the rite of spring practice deteriorates and gives way to a spectacle of hope revealed though the simple pleasures of color, breath and wonder.

Who is involved?

Acclaimed dance artists Genna Baroni, Catherine Coury, Gabrielle Lamb, Amy Moore and Emily Terndrup have all been working with SGG on COLORED IMAGE since August. Their insights and commitment to this project have made it an amazing and explosive work. Every dollar raised here directly supports these artists.

When are the performances?

Soon! Very soon!

SHANNON GILLEN’s A COLORED IMAGE OF THE SUN runs Thursday, January 10 - Sunday, January 13th on the following schedule:

TRISKELION ARTS – ALDOUS THEATER
118 North 11th Street, Brooklyn
Thursday - Saturday, January 10-12 at 8pm
Tickets: $15, available online & at the door
Visit http://brownpapertickets.com | Call 1-800-838-3006

Triskelion Arts Presents is Triskelion Arts’ original curated series of evening length productions of new and exciting work from talented new and established artists.

92ND STREET Y – BUTTENWEISER HALL
92nd Street at Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
Sunday, January 13 at 3pm
Tickets: $15, available online & at the door
Visit http://92y.org | Call 212.415.5500

Since 1988, the Sundays At Three performance series has offered artists and audience members the chance to share and reflect on new work and works-in-progress. All performances include post-performance discussions.

Tell me more about SHANNON GILLEN + GUESTS:

Founded in 2008, SHANNON GILLEN + GUESTS is a Brooklyn, NY based contemporary dance company known for its bold combination of visceral choreographic values and complex, emotional interpretation. Gillen’s dances embody gripping physicality, both intricate and lush, that is drawn from the body's natural desire to communicate. Grounded by rigorous exploration, the company's working method moves deeply into the harrowing, beautiful, and surprising resources of the imagination.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Creating dance is a multifaceted commitment, of time, labor, passion, curiosity, endurance and dare I say it.... money.

SGG has been involved in the New York dance scene for some time and through the years we have become quite adept at handling the familiar setbacks and challenges that face all dance companies. By placing our focus on the creative process, we are able to efficiently work together to realize new projects. This commitment is ultimately what facilitates our connection to the dances we make and the community at large.

Looking forward to sharing this latest piece with you!

xx SGG
www.shannongillen.com

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