I AM HERE NOW
presented by Zoe Dance
choreography/projection by Callie Chapman Korn
Featuring performances by: MaryRose Blandino, Caroline Carbo, Callie Chapman, Romina de los Santos, Gina Masciarelli, Arthur Moore, Kathleen Nasti, Lonnie Stanton, Andrea Denise Rios, Yuka Takahashi + Mary Teuscher
Ticket Price: $20/$15 BDA Members
Also, Zoe Dance has been selected as one of three companies to be in the running for Opus Affair’s Punch Bowl Fund.
Join us a day after the show (Monday 3/24) at Forum (755 Boylston St., Boston) at 6pm sharp to buy a $5 cup of puch (as well as a ballot to vote for Zoe Dance). Whenever the puch is all bought the ballots are counted and whichever organization has the most votes wins the money collected from the punch. It’s a fun time and if you want to shmooze with the dancers they will be there.
So hop on over to RSVP (or just show up).
On Opus Affair’s nomination page Zoe fans share their thoughts:
Boston needs more dance and we especially need more dedicated, innovative, talented dance companies like Zoe Dance. – Melsbells
Zoe dance is producing intelligent and visually stunning work with beautiful use of interesting projection – KBN
Interesting and thoughtful work with an eye towards the future of dance. This sort of thinking should become a staple of the Boston art scene. – MFB
Zoe Dance under the artistic direction of Callie Chapman should be on everyone’s list of events in the dance scene here in Massachusetts. The work has meaningful content, intelligent delivery and is visually beautiful. – DA TDN
Amazing talented dancers and producer! Made me think of all of noise but all of connections… – DastardlyDan
A powerful and emotional performance delivering a unique perspective on life – Demitra
From the choreographer:
Emerging from the womb, our bodies provide us with less than a blank slate of experiencing life. We are born with an ‘essence’. Throughout life we layer, piece by piece and build who surrounds us, how we interact, and what brings us joy and pain. During this overly complicated current time period of computers, social media, electronic communication and tethering to devices, our attention spans decrease and are constantly overwhelmed by immediacy. I AM HERE NOW takes it up a notch and invites you as an audience member to be surrounded (literally) by the performance. Layering your experience by using a black scrim placed in front of the ‘performance area’ and projecting live capture video streams, still images, and textures in a visual and visceral rich environment. The performance surrounds you as you experience this journey into the breaking point of tolerance. Merging the two themes of ‘being human’ and ‘being human in this time’, I AM HERE NOW is a self-contained reflection and experience not to be missed.
Gina Masciarelli, Romina de los Santos, Mary Teuscher, Mary Rose Blandino,
Arthur Moore, Caroline Carbo
Lonnie Stanton, Andrea Rios (photo: Kristophe Diaz)
Yuka Takahashi, Kathleen Nasti
Gina Masciarelli and Romina de los Santos
Lonnie Stanton, Andrea Denise
Rios, Gian Masciarelli, Caroline Carbo