Ephemera

Performed at The Tank, Fall 2014

Workshop production at NACHMO, Fall 2013

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Ephemera is a dance theater piece about ancient cave paintings, and humankind's desire to preserve memories.

 

Using movement, scientific research and original text, this interdisciplinary piece grapples with our relationship to the Earth, the art we make, and the mark we leave behind. The oldest known cave paintings were perfectly preserved by a miracle of natural occurrences for thousands of years; yet contemporary society will go to great lengths to scrapbook a vacation or take the perfect instagram. The Earth preserves ancient memories, making rock the ultimate “unlimited data”, but the information on the walls is still wrought with mystery. This piece is equal parts dance, original text, and scientific exploration

 

Choreographed & Conceived by ANNALISA LEDSON

Directed by JAMIE WATKINS

Original Text by ANNALISA LEDSON

Sound Design by MARK VAN HARE

Projection Design by JAMIE WATKINS

 

Featuring:  ROSEANNA BELL, CHIEH HSIUNG, MONICA BOYLE, EDWARD CHIN-LYN, KAITLAN EMERY, MEGAN GENE MURDOCK, ALEXANDRA PFISTER, and JAMIE WATKINS