Presented as part of our ongoing Emerging Artist Series. Blue Vice is a new film created by BODYSONNET, with videography by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, and original sound by Dorothy Chan and Lucy Yao of Chromic.Duo. The work is centered on four characters and their intimate experiences with winter and solitude. One by one they delve into the depths of waiting and the ecstasy of confession. With its cinematic beauty the Berkshires provide potent grounds for this meditation on how we survive winter.
This event will be screened as a YouTube Premiere to our patrons through our YouTube Channel. This screening will be open to all, and will live on our Patreon channel preceding the event.
The evening will end with a talk-back with Artistic Producing Director Amy Brentano and the BODYSONNET dancers.
Blue Vice by BODYSONNET
- Jake Nahor, Sean Lammer, Moscelyne ParkeHarrison, Madison Vomastek
- Videography by Shana and Robert ParkeHarrison
Music by Chromic.Duo.
- Lucy Yao Music Direction, OST, Piano
- Dorothy Chan OST, Sound Design
- Madeline Hocking, Violin
- Liz Kiger, Lucy Yao, Voice
Blue Vice is BODYSONNET’s first creation as company in residence at Berkshire Pulse. Thank you to Berkshire Pulse.
“We would like to acknowledge that the land we live, create, learn, and commune on is the original homelands of the Mohican tribal nations. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we make art and our new home.”
At its core, BODYSONNET is a collective of young contemporary dance makers and performers. Their foremost mission is to initiate projects in an array of communities that provide locals with unique and inclusive performance experiences. While they are a collective of artists fluent in dance, they aim to make work which highlights the intersectionality of many mediums. Founded in 2019, the collective has explored performance in both traditional and non-traditional spaces. These include found spaces of racquetball courts in a local athletic center, a large open field on a boarding school campus, a sculpture garden in the Berkshires, as well as thrust and proscenium theater spaces. A principle effort in BODYSONNET’s mission is to create with zero waste in an entire process and share dance with communities that feel they lack certain accessibility to the arts.