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Dancefusion / Megan Flynn Dance Company / Dance Iquail – Dance Collection
September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
One event on September 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm
One event on September 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Part of the 2019 Fringe Festival
Dancefusion presents Dance Collection with Dance Iquail and Megan Flynn Dance Company. The program features Dancefusion in the revival of Mary Anthony’s Seascape (1973) along with new works by Janet Pilla Marini, Camille Heasley, and Omar Frederick Pratt. Dance Iquail and Megan Flynn Dance Company present compelling new works.
Dancefusion will feature the revival of Mary Anthony’s Seascape. Choreographed in 1973 to music by John La Montane, this work illustrates Mary’s love for the sea and its wildlife along the coast of Fire Island, NY. Dancefusion will premiere three new works by company members.
Dawn Chorus, by Janet Pilla Marini is set to music by Inward Coil and is inspired by a community of prey and predators. Camille Halsey’s new work explores Ecclesiastes 3:1, “To everything there is a season.” Set to music by Zoe Keating, Camille states, “We all go through different season in life where we are challenged, but we must choose to embrace our circumstances and grow as people.”
Glass Frames by Omar-Frederick Pratt is set to music by Craig Armstrong and Max Richter. It’s been said “A picture is worth a thousand words.” This piece explore the feeling of vulnerability by putting those pictures on display, having to talk about them in an open setting.
Dance Iquail will present a mini-documentary From The Directors Point of View followed by Night Falls, a solo choreographed by Iquail Shaheed set to music by Booka Shade. Megan Flynn Dance Company will premiere Megan’s newest work, Ties which is inspired by an exploration of Attachment Theory how the type of attachments we form in early childhood, shape a lifetime of interpersonal relationships. What is the long term psychological impact when those earliest bonds are secure, unstable or unexpectedly severed? How do we find stability amidst chaos?
Flynn explains, “I commenced creative research on this piece while I was in residence with The NADINE Project this summer at the Dragon’s Egg in Ledyard, CT, not far from my parents’ home. I was simultaneously embodying memories of my own happy childhood, against the backdrop of the horrifying accounts of the current crisis in the child detention centers. With my dancers, we are questioning the distinction between boundaries and borders, ties and tethers, confinement and containment, and how we perceive attachment to others.”