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Blue Moves' Burning Blue
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 6pm
592 S 1st St, Nashville, TN 37213 · Cost: FREE
Aug 20, 2014

"Burning Blue" is Blue Moves' Fire-Themed Dance Show

at Nashville's Cumberland Park, 10-25-14

 

About Blue Moves and "Burning Blue"

The Impact

This is an accessible modern/contemporary dance performance in a public venue which will bring diverse populations together to relate to a common human experience through the power of performing arts. The closing dance in "Burning Blue", "Divine Sparks", will bring awareness to the work of local activists Lindsey Krinks of Open Table Nashville, Tamara Losel of Nashville Conflict Resolution Center, Ngawang Losel of One Human Race 4 Justice and Sara Sharpe of Festive Evolution. Through their own words, woven with music and choreography, this piece highlights some of Nashville's community outreach work towards local and global social justice issues in homelessness, conflict resolution, oppression and human rights violations in Tibet, and the women's movement. The story of each of these individual's passionate activism is told, ending with the concept that we all have this same divine spark within us to do community outreach. We hope this will inspire community engagement in whatever form individual audience members choose to express. 

Through Lindsey Krinks and her co-workers, some of Nashville's homeless population will be invited and driven to this performance. The arts are vital, and they are for everyone.

BLUE MOVES ,Founded in 1989, this unique and evolving group of dancers and choreographers utilizes modern and contemporary dance, often coupled with multi-media, to produced theme-based shows. We are a democracy; all company members take part in its artistic direction and many also serve as choreographers.  Over the years we have performed for the Nashville’s SIDESHOW Fringe Festival, Asheville Fringe Festival, Tennessee Women's Theater Project's Women’s Work,  the Shelby Park Centennial, UnTitled artist cop-op events, the Americans For the Arts Annual Convention and many other festivals and self-produced shows.

We have a bold new idea for our next production, "Burning Blue". Rather than our traditional ticketed events in theaters, we're offering a free outdoor show at Cumberland Park in downtown Nashville on Saturday, October 25, 2014, beginning at 6 p.m.

This performance features four choreographic debuts on the theme fire, plus an original, connecting narrative written by Jenn Couture and performed by a yet-to-be selected local actor. The journey begins with a modern-day creation story through the feminine lens in Andrea Robert's "Back to the Burning," then progresses to exploring the aesthetics and communal nature of fire and fire building in "Into the Light" by Holly Cannon Hesse. The search for self through the twists and turns of life fuels Valerie Hackworth's "A Woman on Fire", and the show concludes with Amanda Cantrell Roche's social justice dance "Divine Sparks", featuring narration by local activists and community organizers Tamara Losel, Sara Sharpe, Ngawang Losel and Lindsey Krinks. Robert's piece features Michael Teaney's orginal music. Members of Nashville Fire Tribe will open the show with Fire Poi.

 
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