Gaze On This: outdoor performance at the Kent Museum

"Gaze on This", choreographed by Cyndal Ellis and performed by Annie Hall and Cyndal Ellis will be presented on the grounds of the Kent Museum as part of a month-long exhibit titled "reVision". The dance piece explores the embodied effects of the social gaze and seeks to question the notions of self and other as cultural constructs. There is a reason Lady Justice is depicted blindfolded. We pass immediate judgement with our eyes, placing others in social categories or boxes. We speak volumes with our eyes. A loving gaze, a hateful snear, or a blank stare, can tell us where we stand socially from one moment to the next. How we gaze at or are gazed upon, can trigger immediate responses, physically and emotionally. How can we shift the ways in which we gaze from a tool for validating difference to a means of dissolving our notions of separation?
Rain date: Sept 21st, 3pm

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SoBo is a community dance center committed to keeping dance accessible, non-competitive, and a vital part of our social fabric. SoBo hosts daytime and evening classes focused mostly on adults, with some options for children. Participants of all levels, abilities, and ages are welcome! SoBo offers flexible payment options, scholarship and work study opportunities, and maintains a family friendly environment. Our playroom is always open for children to explore while parent’s dance, with free supervision provided during select classes. SoBo is home to Adventures with Super Bee, presenting dance performances for kids in kid friendly spaces, and Change the Channel, an improv and sketch comedy troupe. Cyndal Ellis is Co-Director of SoBo Studio. She teaches fusion belly dance, modern dance, and Dunham Technique at SoBo and at schools throughout southern VT. In 2017, Cyndal received a Certification through the Institute for Dunham Technique Certification. She holds a B.A. in anthropology and dance from Smith College. She has over 20 years of dance experience. She has taught at Jacob’s Pillow, Smith College, Landmark College, and grade schools throughout New England. She was a member of The Sovereign Collective with which she performed and taught nationally. She was also one of the co-directors of Firekeeper Productions and toured the mulit-media production The Mabel Story throughout New England. Cyndal loves to share the joy of dance with people of all ages and abilities.

Participating artists

Up until recently, Annie's dance education and performing experience was primarily in ballet, studying and dancing in New York and Massachusetts. A recent transplant to Brattleboro, she continues to hold onto her ballet roots while exploring other movement styles, dancing with contemporary choreographer Cyndal Ellis of SoBo Dance as well as with other local choreographers of both ballet and modern.

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When

September 21, 2019
3:00–3:15 PM

Cost

Free

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Published September 4, 2019