Lucie Baker Dance
Photo by Warren Woo featuring Chloe Miller, Madison Bristol, Gal Snir, Megumi Hosaka, Mariko Orii, and
I am coming to you from the mysterious misty lands of the Pacific Northwest winter. I am reaching out let you know that my work Singing Over the Bones is being produced at Velocity Dance Center's Next Fest. This dance is a development of the work that I made for the MFA Dance Concert at University of Washington last spring and I am grateful to have an opportunity to revisit this material. The piece evokes the Rusalki, figures of slavic folklore said to have power over human, animal and agricultural fertility. The dance explores themes of cycles of life and death, liminal space, womanhood, wildness, ecology, cultural identity, and spirit. This iteration features Erica Badgeley, Megumi Hosaka and myself as performers.
Details are below:
Velocity Dance Center's
Next Fest NW
December 12th - 15th
Featuring works by Lucie Baker, Shane Donohue, Marco Farroni, Vladimir Kremenović and Hannah Rae.
For Tickets and Information:
Opportunities for volunteering are available by contacting Shirley at operations @ velocitydancecenter.org
Working on this dance has been a delicious, personal and empowering experience. I have enjoyed finding a sense of integration of my experiences as the daughter of a Croatian mother and Anglo-American father as well as an integration between my interests in folk and contemporary dance. The mythology of the Rusalki has provided me a magnetic pole to orient towards as I investigate these ideas.
I hope you all choose to dive in with me.
One of my goals as a choreographer is to pay my dancers wages for rehearsal and performance. While I have received some funding from Velocity as a part of this production, I am striving to raise another $250 to cover the remainder of rehearsal costs. You can make a tax deductible donation by clicking the button below. Any amount is greatly appreciated and monies raised beyond my goal will go towards future productions.
As always, I am thankful for your support and interest in my work. It is a constant inspiration to see what dance means to different people and it is an honor to be an advocate and keeper of the form. May you find some space for dance in your life this winter season.
With love and reverence,