BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance

Blog: October Virtual Performances

October 14, 2020

Happy Fall! This October we have some very exciting virtual performances coming up! Descriptions on each virtual event are provided below. We would love to share space and time for art with you in this way. 

We are very excited to announce that as part of the LEIMAY Arts in the Community Garden Commissioning Fellowship Program, we will be premiering a new dance film on October 22nd, 2020 of our work in progress! This work in progress has its roots in the foundational work reeling→healing. This work in progress, Healing Currently Downloading, will act as a brand new sequel or second chapter to reeling. While reeling sought to capture the frustration and raw emotion of today’s world, this piece yearns for a resolution to these emotions through purposeful motion, emotion, and action. With dramatic shifts in attitude and form, this work offers audience members a chance to question whether its open-ended conclusion will permit a resolution to the frustration.

Teresa’s work breeds tension below the surface, then propels forward. Instead of focusing on raw emotion, however, we want to search for a solution, or at the very least, a resolution, to our frustration remembering that action and mobilization are instrumental. Teresa began the creative process by designing a work to be performed in the Dorothy Strelsin Memorial Community Garden (LES). We are inspired by the profound impact that this garden has on community-building and encouraging shared space, and plan to continue drawing on these principles as we create movement patterns and interactions with the dancers. We believe there is no better time than now to create this work. This subject matter, although emotionally heavy, must be experienced and contemplated by anyone affected by today’s political climate. reeling→healing’s ability to connect with audience members has been proven, with audience members commenting on how well the piece provokes thought, inspires, and brings communities together with diverse audiences, and our new work will be following a new parallel path with audiences. Since we are currently creating virtually, this in process showing will be sharing movements that we are developing to later perform in the park in this project. There will be a live Q&A with the artists afterwards.  

See our work on Thursday, October 22nd, at 7:30 pm.

Register to view the performance here: https://leimayfoundation.givingfuel.com/outsight-in-leimay-garden-fellows-in-process

For more information on CAVE/LEIMAY visit leimaymain.cavearts.org.

BodyStories’ work will be presented as part of Mark DeGarmo Dance’s Virtual International Arts (VIA) Festival for Social Change! The VIA festival takes place from October 27-29, 2020 at 7PM EST on Zoom. The VIA Festival for Social Change includes 138 artists and scholars from 18 countries showcasing artist-scholar works. The festival aims to captivate an audience that believes in the arts, and foster a sense of artistic and creative community during these socially distant and communally disperse times. We are so grateful to be involved with this amazing group of artists. 

Our performers include Teresa Fellion, Serena Chang, Kate Bishop, Xenia Mansour, and Nicole Kadar.

Our work will be shown on Thursday, October 29th! 

Get tickets in ADVANCE at www.VIA.givesmart.com 

*Zoom Link will be sent to attendees at 5PM Eastern Time the night of the performance. If a donation is made after that time, the MDD staff will send the link via email as soon as possible. For more information on the VIA Festival please visit www.markdegarmodance.org/performance.

We are thrilled to announce that 7Midnights Physical Research Dance Theater will be sharing a portion of our Choreography + Composition Series on October 30th, 2020! This project is part of 7MPR’s creative initiative to celebrate the innovative bodies of work created in quarantine. All of the amazing music featured in our performance is by John Yannelli. Stay tuned for more updates about this performance!

For more information on 7MPR visit www.7mpr.com.