When:
Friday, Nov 18, 2022 7:00p -
8:00p

Where:
The Dance Complex @ Canal District Kendall
650 East Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

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Admission:
$15-50

Categories:
Art

Event website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/to-feel-the-earth-and-touch-the-sky-performances-from-100-years-of-modern-tickets-460409185267

Live screening of a film highlighting the boundary breaking figures in the evolution of American Modern Dance with accompanying performances.


About the event:

Dance Currents Inc. in partnership with The Dance Complex is presenting the first live screening of To Feel the Earth, and Touch the Sky, a film highlighting the boundary breaking figures in the evolution of American Modern Dance. There will be 3 dances presented as well from the historical repertory of Dance Currents Inc.

The film shows how the choreographers in the film embody resilience, independence, and courage. They forged, with the practice and discipline necessary in their art, a new way of creating dance. Each of the highlighted artists show how personal character, imagination, mindfulness, and creativity can change the world. They provide motivation for all of us, but especially aspiring artists. Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Katherine Dunham, Anna Sokolow, The New Dance Group, José Limón, Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, David Parsons, Robert Battle and Mark Morris ignite our imagination and provide a positive and joyous experience in a troubled world.


The following Boston based dance teachers, choreographers and writers are speaking in the film:  Shaumba-Yandje Dibinga, Iris Fanger, Li-Ann Lim, Shawn Mahoney, Lorry May, Margot Parsons, Rebecca Rice and Marcus Schulkind.  Marie-Christine Dunham Pratt, Katherine Dunham’s daughter, wrote the Katherine Dunham section, a centerpiece of the film.


According to Daniel McCusker, head of the Tufts University Dance Department, “This film is clearly a labor of love.” The film was an official selection for the Flick Fair Film Festival, the Gold Movie Awards and is a NETA selection for a PBS broadcast.  After the 45-minute screening, Avery Saulnier De Reyes will perform Isadora Duncan’s, Narcissus; Janelle Gilchrist will perform Donald McKayle’s Rainbow Etude and Odessa Rain Anderson, Parsons Etude.   


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