‘please come alone: a ballad’ is a study of Moscelyne ParkeHarrison’s solo work in progress ‘please come alone.’ The solo encompasses ideas of privacy and public, and the concept of translation, fragmentation and ballad as a form seen through the lens of stories/myths centered on women.
‘please come alone: a ballad’ is a microcosm of the durational work which will premiere June 2021 in downtown Great Barrington. The 10 minute solo is set to a performance by critically acclaimed vocalist Ganavya. By interpreting the quintessential ballad ‘Lilac Wine’ both dancer and musician interpret lyricism, narrative, and sensation through the lens of corporeal and sonic structures.
Supported by the Martha Boschen Porter Fund through the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
This piece will be presented as a Premiere through The Foundry’s YouTube Channel and Facebook.
(she/her) attended Walnut Hill School for the Arts (‘15), The Juilliard School (‘19), and Hubbard Street Pro (‘20). She began her dance training in the thriving artistic atmosphere of the Berkshires. She has performed new works by Ryan Mason, Savannah Dunn, Gabe Katz, Hannes Langolf, Mikaela, Kelley, Iztok Kovac, Robert Dekkers, Vanessa Thiessen, Helen Simoneau, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Roy Assaf, and Stefanie Batten Bland, as well as the repertoire of José Limón, Nacho Duato, Martha Graham, Ihsan Rustem, Bill T. Jones, and Crystal Pite. She won ‘Best Choreography’ in the NY Theater Summerfest (‘18) for the play He & She. Moscelyne has performed solos by Johannes Wieland, Robert Dekkers, and her own work at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, and Studebaker Theater in Chicago. She is currently a member of Post:ballet in San Francisco. She is the recipient of the Joseph W. Polisi Award for Artist as Citizen, and is Co-Founder of BODYSONNET.
Tamil Nadu-raised and New York-born critically acclaimed vocalist Ganavya lives, learns, and loves fluidly from the nexus of many frameworks and understandings. Hers is a deeply profound and rooted voice. A multidisciplinary creator, she is a soundsmith and wordsmith. Trained as an improviser, scholar, dancer, and multi-instrumentalist, she maintains an inner library of “spi/ritual” blueprints offered to her by an intergenerational constellation of collaborators, continuously anchoring her practice in pasts, presents and, futures. Much of her childhood was on the pilgrimage trail, learning the storytelling art form of harikathā and singing poetry that critiques hierarchal social structures. She is a co-founder of the non-hierarchical We Have Voice Collective.