Dear Blog Readers and C-ville Dance/Arts Supporters,
Co-Director Sara Jansen and I stopped by the Ix Building Complex last week and got a sneak peek of the upcoming site-specific work called the UNEARTHING. I caught up with Zap McConnell and performers of The UNEARTHING during a rehearsal and I wanted to share this great project with friends of C-ville Ballet. If you haven’t heard of the project, check it out!
WHAT IS THE UNEARTHING?
The UNEARTHING is an international exchange, art installation, dance theater performance, environmental fundraiser and saloon. The performance is the collaboration of twenty professional dancers, actors, and musicians from Mexico, California, Oregon, and Charlottesville. It is going to be a remarkable event and should stretch everyone’s concepts around what is possible. The UNEARTHING includes massive installations, kinetic sculptures, bicycle generators, local beer, live music, stunning movement, comedic scenes, and seed planting.
Zap McConnell’s artistic vision is fueled by her belief that “cultivating imagination, making connections with community, and engaging the creative process can allow us to confront and solve the problems that we, as members of the global community, are facing.”
THE PERFORMANCE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE
In the performances of the UNEARTHING, the artists “will create moving, visually-intense images based on our research and our responses. We will poke fun at our own selves trying to live lightly as our carbon foot print is super large.”
- The performances of the UNEARTHING run the first 2 weeks of February:
Wed-Sun Feb. 1-5 @ 8 pm | Tues-Sun Feb. 7-12 @ 8 pmThe Ix Complex (Next to Play On! Theater) | 981 Second Street, SE
- Tickets can be purchased online through Live Arts: https://www.choicesecure03.net/mainapp/eventschedule.aspx?Clientid=LiveArts
- The UNEARTHING Website: http://www.theunearthing.com
- The UNEARTHING on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theunearthing
Cheers to Zap McConnell and to all of the people, businesses, and organizations involved in the UNEARTHING project– y Mucha Mierda!
Co-Director, Charlottesville Ballet