Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Proud, honored and anticipating

Proud ...
to be a recipient of a CSA commission from Rivertown Artists Workshop (RAW) to create a new dance work.  These individual commissions are made possible with support from shareholders in RAW's Community Supported Art project, partially supported by an Arts Alive Project Grant from Arts Westchester.

I propose to work once a week over the course of several months with Spanish-speaking girls and their mothers in the Tarrytown community on a dance film. My first encounter with a select posse of middle school girls is scheduled for a summer afternoon at a local ice-cream shop - talk about a power lunch!

Honored ...

to trumpet the ever-expanding list of film festivals that have not only screened, but awarded HER CHILDREN MOURN:

SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival - Best Score
Athens Internat'l Film Festival - 2nd Prize, Experimental Category 

and upcoming screenings:

July 12 
July 26 
August 1-17
Columbia Gorge International Film Festival (Oregon)

Anticipating ...

a summer with plenty to keep me busy.  Join me!

Sunday July 13 @ @ 2:00

Dance Film Sunday in Rosendale, New York
an all-Renzi program featuring 3 narrative dance films
Thursday July 24th @ 6:15
Jacob's Pillow Inside Out stage
Book of Breath & The Great World Spins
Friday & Saturday, July 25 & 26
Great Friends Dance Festival
The Book of Breath

Also anticipating ... 

a premiere screening of THE CIRCUS ACCORDING TO CECIL, as yet unscheduled. I've gotten glowing advance praise from some tough critics. 

          I love/loved every frame.  As an old documentary person —so rare to tell a story 
          so packed with information and still be relaxed and very very much fun to watch—it    
          will have a long life, there's nothing like it...
                                                                                           Suzanne Weil
                                                                                           former VP of PBS programming 
It was absolutely fantastic.  It was beautiful, it was fascinating, it was a wonderful work of art in itself that showed such insight into the artists it portrayed, including "Cecil," its central figure.  When MR photographed the performers, she never lingered too long on any one thing, and yet each fragment seemed to capture some delicate, subtle little move or gesture, and somehow the personalities came through as well, and so did the whole vast group of people all connected to one another. Along the way, it showed that circus and symphony orchestra are a wonderful combination.      
                                                                                                      Wallace Shawn
                                                                                                       playwright & actor

You've been listening to the music of the 30-second trailer. If you know of a venue who'd like to preview or screen it, I'll send a link to the full opus.

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