ANNOUNCING THE PREMIERE OF QUARRY DANCE lX
Live streaming the film on:
Thursday, October 29th from 8:00pm-9:00pm and
Sunday, November 1st from 6:00pm-7:00pm (daylight savings time)
Meet the Team:
Quarry Dance lX Producer: Lisa Hahn, Executive Director of Windhover Performing Arts Center
Choreographer: Dušan Týnek of Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre
Composer: Russ Gershon
Videographer: Anders Johnson
Dancers: Alexandra Berger, Gary Champi, Jessica Cipriano, Elizabeth Hepp and Dušan Týnek.
Moderated by Maureen Aylward and Streamed live
The Quarry Dance lX film is 35 minutes in length. This premiere of the film will be followed by 15 minutes of questions from the audience with answers from the Quarry Dance team which includes some of the dancers as well. This will be moderated by Maureen Aylward.
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Here is a 60 second trailer preview of the Quarry Dance lX, with new music composed specially for it by Russ Gershon. Just click here: https://youtu.be/e4E-BIclfHg
Windhover Performing Arts Center, located in Rockport, MA, is proud to partner once again with NYC-based Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre to present Quarry Dance IX. This year’s Quarry Dance takes the form of a 35-minute film capturing the natural elements surrounding three different private and stunning Cape Ann quarries.
The Quarry Dances are the result of a vision by Windhover’s founder, the late Ina Hahn. The aim was to marry the art of dance with the pristine granite landscapes of the quarries of Cape Ann. (for more information, please visit www.windhover.org). “It has been a great privilege of mine,” says Lisa Hahn, Executive Director of Windhover, to continue working with the critically-acclaimed Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre (www.dusantynek.org), who have been integral to the conception and execution of this film, since the inception of the Quarry Dances nine years ago in 2012.” The Quarry Dances have become synonymous with the dance company’s summer presence on Cape Ann over these many years. This performance was choreographed on site by Dušan, in collaboration with his dancers (two at a time), using these selected private quarries during one week in August 2020.
Lisa Hahn is the Producer of Quarry Dance lX, carrying these inspiring dances forward, mindful of bringing attention to the natural world and the beauty of the Cape Ann landscape. Utilizing the quarries as natural amphitheaters for dance is a unique and uplifting perspective.
An original score was composed for this quarry dance by the talented Boston-based composer, multi-instrumentalist and frequent Quarry Dance collaborator Russ Gershon. (www.Either-Orchestra.org)
The videographer, Anders Johnson, filmed from canoes, rowboats and even an inflatable swan to capture creative perspectives.
Primary funding was provided by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, along with assistance from the Rockport and Gloucester Cultural Councils.
Please consider donating towards this project as well as future performances by visiting the Windhover website atwww.windhover.org and using the PAYPAL button to DONATE. WINDHOVER is a 501©3 ORGANIZATION SO ALL DONATIONS ARE FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Thank you.
Lisa Hahn, Executive Director
Windhover Performing Arts Center