Hixon Dance Presents a Virtual Screening of Six Portraits and Gyre and Mist
WHEN: Friday, May 21, 2021
WHERE: Virtual (link sent via email)
Six Portraits is a series of short films featuring the Hixon Dance company dancers. The films were created in collaboration with artistic director Sarah Hixon. Each film is an intimate look into a story, moment, or memory of the dancers: Victoria Alesi, Samantha Conte, Alicia Hann, Dian Jing, Kelsey Lee, and Rachael Wieczorek. With original sound scores, music by local and regional composers, and original texts, the films offer a unique perspective of dance making and artistic collaboration during a pandemic that has challenged and re-shaped traditional ways of working.
Gyre and Mist is a dance-for-camera meditation choreographed and directed by Sarah Hixon. It is inspired by the algorithmic elements of nature that can create power, chaos, and tranquility. This work was created through online and outside distanced rehearsals, and was filmed in Sharon Woods Metro Park in Westerville, Ohio. Rather than a bleak response to pandemic isolation, the film is a meditation on the connection between humanity and nature. The film features original music by Columbus-based composer Jennifer Merkowitz. Other collaborators in these productions include Chris Leyva (dramaturg), and Jacob Reed (music director).
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Ticket buyers get unlimited access to the videos during the 3 day period.