During this unprecedented time in our lives, when the arts were curtailed due to the pandemic, Windhover emerged as a refuge for performing artists. Choreographers and their dancers needed space to work, and a select number of companies came to Windhover this summer to reside, to rehearse new work, to hold open rehearsals and for some companies, they were engaged in making films of their dances. Aside from all of that, Windhover was able to produce for the first time, a 33 minute new film titled: Quarry Dance lX. It was the result of a bold decision by choreographer Dušan Týnek who brought his dancers to reside at Windhover for a week, two at a time, in order to film a newly created dance performed live for the video camera, at three private Cape Ann quarries.
Our gift to the public is this 33 minute film which can now be accessed on YouTube, as well as on the Windhover.org website. The local Cape Ann community cable station at 1623 Studios plans to show it on a regular schedule starting soon. (channel 12 here on Cape Ann) The film elicited praise from two acclaimed dance critics; Marcia Siegel, as well as New York based critic Deborah Jowitt. The links are attached here: Dancing on Stone and in Water – Deborah Jowitt and the second review is Reclaiming Space – Marcia Siegel
Through your financial support, Windhover has been able to remain open this past summer, sustain its dance residencies and was able to produce the Quarry Dance lX film. We could not have achieved this without your support. Every friend and donor counts, especially during these most challenging times. Please consider making a year-end gift of any amount to our non-profit 501©3 organization. Donations are fully tax deductible. Just click on the DONATE button on the www.windhover.org website, which links to paypal. Alternatively, old fashioned checks are still acceptable as well. You can make the check payable to Windhover and send to P.O Box 2249, Rockport, Ma. 01966
As we embark on our year-end campaign, we want you to know that exciting plans are in the works for 2021, with many more outdoor live performances next summer. With ample space to spread out, Windhover is able to welcome audiences in its back garden where its outdoor stage will be utilized for live performances, seen here in a photo taken this week in December during a recent winter snowstorm. We hope you can help sustain Windhover to ensure its continued success and growth.
With warm wishes,