Desert Movement Arts presents “Broad Daylight,” a site-specific performance exploring the labyrinth as both myth and landscape. “Broad Daylight” evolved out of the dancers’ research into the stories and
- Desert Movement Arts presents “Broad Daylight,” a site-specific performance exploring the labyrinth as both myth and landscape.
- “Broad Daylight” evolved out of the dancers’ research into the stories and journeys of labyrinthian sites, including local labyrinths in Rancho Mirage, Yucca Valley and Warner Springs. The Peace Labyrinth at the UUCOD in Rancho Mirage is the site of Desert Movement Arts’ newest dance performance, “Broad Daylight.”
- Surrounded by desert flora and fauna, a quintet of women move through four sections of choreography and improvisation: a pilgrimage, a journey into other times and beings, duets, and a celebration of women creating community, the often invisible work that happens in broad daylight.
- The dancers, aged 39-69, embody the eco-somatic process of creating this work with freedom from the typical limitations of concert dance. Individual and collective sensory perceptions guide movement possibilities and aesthetics.
- With an original and evocative sound score by Chido Sounds, (vocal contributions from dancers Eve Gradilla and Emily Jane Steinberg) the piece invites the audience to experience the complexities and the beauty of the ancient and the modern in this unique site.
- To augment the live performance, Desert Movement Arts is producing a montage video of “Broad Daylight” as performed at all four sites. The video will feature a multi-layered, multi-labyrinth montage, overlapping time and space and portraying multiple perspectives. “Broad Daylight,” the video, will be presented at gallery spaces in the Coachella Valley as well as online, dates and locations to be determined.
- “Broad Daylight” is choreographed by Desert Movement Arts co-founder Constance Clare-Newman and performers, including Andrea Stone, Emily Jane Steinberg, Eve Gradilla and Jamie Grace Davis.
- The May 2nd performance is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.
- For more information, contact Constance Clare-Newman, 510-219-5097.
(Sunday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Peace Labyrinth, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert