a tonal caress - JULY 12, 13, 14, 2018. Thank you to all who came!

A Tonal Caress will be an interdisciplinary, contemporary dance production that will include a collaboration with deaf, sign language poet Walter Kadiki; choreography on 4 professional dancers by Charlotte Boye-Christensen; a ‘mass of men’ moving installation by artist Gary Vlasic; and placement/choreography of audience, set, lighting and sound that, together, will move and communicate to both hearing and non-hearing audience members. Beyond the actual performance, we are also coordinating in-process showings, discussions and Q+A type events that will expand and share our work with the local deaf community.

In describing the catalyst for A Tonal Caress, artistic director Charlotte Boye-Christensen states, “While we as humans share a symphony of language, touch and fleeting looks that is truly remarkable, it still seems inadequate in the face of the infinite complexities between individuals and societies. Most evident presently, the divisiveness of our sociopolitical climate has created a sense of urgency around the notion that we must find better ways to connect and communicate with each other… The intent of combining choreography with sign language is to investigate how we communicate and alternate between the gross representations of expression and the subtle gesture as fleeting opportunity for connection. In this work, we aim to seek a deep communicative connection for both deaf and hearing audience and communities.”

Nathan talked about A Tonal Caress on KUED. Watch the interview here

Read Kate Mattingly's preview in Catalyst Magazine here

read Cityweekly's preview here

read 15 Bytes preview here

WITH

CHOREOGRAPHER: CHARLOTTE BOYE-CHRISTENSEN

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR: NATHAN WEBSTER

INSTALLATION OF MEN: GARY VLASIC

POET/PERFORMER: WALTER KADIKI

DANCERS: JO BLAKE, LIZ IVKOVICH, SYDNEY PETITT

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: COLE ADAMS

SOUND ENGINEER: ADAM DAY

VIDEO: JAN ANDREWS

AUSTRALIAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS: KAREN CLARE, MARK QUINN
 

Photos of A Tonal Caress below by David Newkirk and Jeff Juip.

THANK YOU TO:

ARTS ACCESS VICTORIA, ZOO ARTS AND PARKS, JOHN AND MARCIA PRICE FAMILY FOUNDATION, THE WATERFORD SCHOOL, DENTED BRICK DISTILLERY, TAKASHI, 3 IRONS, BLENDED TABLE, UTAH DIVISION OF ARTS AND MUSEUMS, NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, PERRY LAYNE DECKER TATE, CHRIS HOWARD, COLBY BREWER, MARC CHRISTENSEN, HEIDI WESTFALL, ANDREA BEECHER, ROBERT WOOD