Produced by Community Access to the Arts
Directed by Dawn Lane
Cast: Lorimer Burns, Dawn Lane, Leslie Nelson, Kelsey MacEachern, Diane Prusha, Olivia Wilber and members of CATA’s Moving Company
When: September 24, 25, 26 at 8 p.m.
Where: Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Co. 70 Kemble St. Lenox, MA
Tickets: General seating; $30 at the box office, $34.50 if purchased online.
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All RISE: Court Dance is a new dance work that uses the structures, procedures and protocols of the judicial system as a source for choreography. The hour-long work will feature a core cast of 6 dancers and an additional cast of 6 dancers with physical and/or developmental disabilities. The inclusion of mixed ability dancers underlines Lane’s commitment to the democracy of art. The work will include a sound score by Allison O’Brien, a set that is constructed and deconstructed by the dancers as well as a video projections by Joe Wheaton.
“ALLRISE: Court Dance is a new dance work influenced by three experiences I had in a courtroom. One as a juror, one as a witness, and one as an assistant to a victim with disabilities. In all three cases, I participated with an open mind, excited and eager to engage in a process that represented the essence of our country. In all three cases I was left disenchanted. In the courtroom I was powerless to impart my judgement, BUT I could choreograph work that shared the lens of my experience” – Choreographer, Dawn Lane
ALLRISE: Court Dance was created in part during a Creative Development Residency with support from the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award Initiative and will be produced by Community Access to the Arts.
Community Access to the Arts (CATA) nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through shared experiences in the visual and performing arts.
Dawn Lane, Choreographer & Dancer, Dawn’s award-winning choreography has been funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the LEF Foundation, the Cottonwood Foundation and the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. She is a recent recipient of a second Creative Development Residency from Jacob’s Pillow to develop a new work, ALLRISE: Court Dance. Her choreography has been performed at The Harman Center for the Arts, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Unicorn Theatre, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston Conservatory and The Egg. Dawn holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a M.Ed. fromLesley University.www.dawn-lane.com
Photo Credit: David Benson