Sunday, March 18, 2007

Kinodance premiers DENIZEN @Cyberarts/Celebrity Series

In collaboration with the Bank of America Celebrity Series and Boston Cyberarts' Ideas in Motion festival, Kinodance Company will premier DENIZEN an expanded cinema performance at the Boston University Tsai Performance Center on Wed. May 2 (7:30pm) and Thur. May 3rd (8pm). With film by Alla Kovgan, sets by Dedalus Wainwright, lighting by Kathy Couch, costumes by Laura Coulter and performances by choreographers Alissa Cardone and Ingrid Schatz with a stunning cast (dancers Ruth Bronwen, Pape N'Diaye, Deborah Butler) Kinodance stages an intuitive synthesis of film, set, light, sound and movement. DENIZEN explores the act of hunting in the modern world and is inspired by the film Seasons (1979) by Artavazd Peleshian, an Armenian post-WWII Soviet avant-garde filmmaker. Captivated with Peleshian's filmic approach, and the images of Armenian people and rugged Armenian landscapes he portrayed, Kinodance traveled to Armenia in October 2006 to film in the exact landscapes of Peleshian's film. The images are incorporated into the stage work to magnificently manipulate time, memory, space and light.

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