Sally Bomer offers a poetic glimpse of “Quotidian”

Each showing of Quotidian is an accumulation of gestures and imagined spaces, one from each of 30 days leading up to and including the day of performance, with additional inspiration from the particulars of venue and viewers, so the  process of creating the piece leads literally to the moment of performance.

still image from Bomer's "Quotidian"

Quotidian is presented as part of Cultivate, a day long celebration of contemporary dance, Saturday, August 14th, at the White Mountain School in Bethlehem, NH.  Performance at 7pm.

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Emily Beattie and Eric Gunther expose layers of language

Emily Beattie, in "accidence"

Not to be missed! Saturday, August 14 at 7pm at the White Mountain School in Bethlehem, NH:  Emily Beattie and Eric Gunther perform accidence.  Here, a statement by the artists:

Accidence, by definition,  is the inflectional morphology; the part of grammar concerned with changes in the form of words by internal modification or by affixation, for the expression of tense, person, case, number, etc.

The narrative of the text by Timothy Ryan Olsen gave us the idea of using the text itself as a map. Beneath the story, beneath the meaning of the words and sentence fragments, is a deep grammatical structure. What would happen if we used this structure to choreograph a dance? If we let the text play us instead of trying to control it? These are the questions that we are dealing with in this solo dance experiment.

The interesting part is learning how the audio soundtrack, which is a mix of words and supportive music, plays out in the perception of the audience. The second layer is looking at how the performer is going to perceive the words and then physicalize them to the best of her ability. The projected element provides more information about the narrative of the situation. These all slam together all at once.

Reserve your ticket today by heading over to The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire!  See you on Saturday the 14th!

a new reason to celebrate dance and community!

Award winning artists from around the region gather to cultivate dance and community in the White Mountains in a day-long dance event in Bethlehem, NH on Saturday, August 14, 2010!

CULTIVATE: A Seasonal Showing of Dance Works, is curated and directed by Katherine Ferrier and presented in partnership with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire’s Extending the Dance Map initiative, which aims to bring dance to rural schools.

A day of dance workshops and performances featuring local and regional dance artists and educators, from New Hampshire, New England and beyond, including:

  • Tiffany Rhynard (Middlebury, VT) Guest Artist at Middlebury College
  • Pamela Vail (Lancaster, PA), Assistant Professor at Franklin and Marshall College
  • Lisa Gonzales (Chicago, IL) Assistant Professor at Columbia College, Chicago
  • Katherine Ferrier (Littleton, NH) Independent artist/educator
  • Suzy Grant (Chicago, IL) Dance Graduate of Columbia College and Independent artist/producer
  • Sally Bomer (Peterborough, NH) Lecturer at Franklin Pierce College
  • Emily Anderson (North Conway, NH), Bennington College Dance student and New Hampshire native
  • Vicki Brown (Tuscon, AZ) Composer, Performer, Musician with Movement Salon, AZ
  • Emily Beattie and Eric Gunther (Boston, MA)

Stay tuned for details about workshops, directions, and how you could become involved in Cultivate!