[dance-tech] KINODANCE Company Premiere of DENIZEN, an expanded cinema performance - May 2 @ 7:30 and May 3 @ 8pm, Tsai Performance Center

  • From: "KINODANCE (Alla Kovgan)" <akovgan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 08:05:15 -0400

Dear Friends,

T.S. Elliot said that "April is the most cruel month!"
Well, it is true in some way - there are too many things to see and too many things to wrap up before the summer! Lots of stress!
But sometimes, it is a good stress - creative stress, I guess.

So, please come to see the premiere of an expanded cinema performance DENIZEN by KINODANCE company (whom I am part of) on *May 2, Wed, 7:30pm and May 3, Thu, 8pm.* It is presented by the Bank of America Celebrity Series and Boston Cyberarts Festival!

I hope to see you at the show!

Boston Cyberarts Festival and Bank of America Celebrity Series present a world premiere of:

*DENIZEN* directed by Kinodance Company (*Alla Kovgan, Alissa Cardone, Dedalus Wainwright, Ingrid Schatz)*
/an expanded-cinema performance inspired by Armenian cinema /
(Q&A moderated by Debra Cash to follow the performance on May 2 and Q&A moderated by Nell Bryer to follow the performance on May 3)
Wednesday May 2 | 7:30pm
Thursday May 3 | 8pm

@Tsai Performance Center, Boston University
685 Commonwealth Avenue
COST:* $20-$30 (HINT: try to get tickets close to the center! also, viewing the show from the balcony where tickets are $20 is great)
Tix available on-line at www.celebrityseries.org or by calling
Celebrity Charge at 617-482-6661

In a day and in life, denizens are in search for space to inhabit, for place to belong, for time to possess, for a moment to rest, traveling far from, and ultimately returning to the self � the bodies they are born into. The performance "Denizen" is influenced by Armenian Cinema � masterworks by Sergei Parajanov and Artavazd Peleshian (specifically by Peleshian�s film "Seasons" (1979)). It is an homage to Armenia, one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Images appearing in "Denizen" were captured last fall in the Northern Lori region of Armenia�in some of the exact locations where "Seasons" was shot.

Formally, "Denizen" is a work that uses film as a starting point. In the performance, five distinct personalities - denizens - mold movement, light, images, sets and sounds to orchestrate a cycle of poetic haikus�to transmit the mythical and ritualistic qualities of a land and its people.

/with performances by
/Ruth Bronwen
Alissa Cardone
Pape N'diaye
DeAnna Pellecchia
Ingrid Schatz

/film projections
/Alla Kovgan

/Dedalus Wainwright

/Kathy Couch

/sound design
/Andy Bergman
/Laura Coulter

/Robin Hessman


/DENIZEN is made possible by generous grants from the LEF
Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding and numerous private

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