Blue Hour

Aug 10Aug 11, 2022

Presented by BODYSONNET

BODYSONNET presents Blue Hour, an evening of contemporary dance.

August 10 & 11 at 7 PM


The performance features a mixed bill of new works created and performed by four women artists exploring themes of intimacy, aloneness, and evolution as both individual and collective. The four vignettes, created and performed by Mio Ishikawa (Japan), Moscelyne ParkeHarrison (USA), Sayer Mansfield (USA) and Sydney McManus (CA), weave emotional depth, internal conflict, and shared cultural phenomena. Blue Hour leads both performers and audience on a bold, vulnerable and beautiful odyssey.

BODYSONNET is a collective of contemporary dance makers. BODYSONNET has produced twelve works in the Berkshires, Hudson Valley, NYC, and Arkansas since launching in 2020. BODYSONNET has received support and recognition from New England Foundation for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Anthony Quinn Foundation, Adobe, Satellite Collective, The Peace Studio. The collective was the inaugural company in residence at Berkshire Pulse and Walnut Hill School for the Arts.


Sayer Mansfield is a movement artist, performer, choreographer and teacher. She has spent the past decade dancing with contemporary companies Pilobolus Dance Theater (NYC) and Compagnie Marie Chouinard (Montreal, QC) and is currently working as a freelance artist based in the Berkshires.

Moscelyne ParkeHarrison is a choreographer and dance artist from The Berkshires, MA. She is currently Resident Choreographer at Post:ballet, a freelance dancer, and co-director/founder of BODYSONNET.

Syndey McManus is a freelance multidisciplinary artist residing in Montreal Quebec. Her practice involves dance, performance and design.

Mio Ishikawa is a native of Tokyo, Japan. She is currently a freelance dancer and a collaborator based in New York City. Mio is co-director of BODYSONNET.


Tickets: General Admission – $18 ($20 at-the-door)

Seating/ Bar: 6:00 PM


COVID-19 Guidelines: All guests must wear a mask when not actively eating and drinking/ provide proof of vaccination at-the-door.

This event is indoors.