AscenDance Project: New Heights – Dancing on the Walls that Divide Us
October 12 @ 7:30 pm
One event on October 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm
One event on October 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Oct. 12 & 13 – AscenDance Project was founded in January 2006 by German-born performance artist and rock climber, Isabel von Rittberg. Her work explores the aesthetics of rock climbing, with dancers performing on a vertical stage. Without the use of ropes, their work exhibits strength and grace enhanced by the effects of gravity on the dancers and their ability to overcome it. Using a 24ft long and 12 ft high climbing wall, AscenDance artists move through three dimensions, using time and space as inconsistent and unpredictable variables. AscenDance Project’s performance is centered around the idea that while contemporary political zeitgeist suggests walls are necessary to separate those of differing backgrounds or ideologies, this wall is designed to inspire connection and hope. Von Rittberg’s aspiration is to create a sense of detachment and lightness, to offer a completely new stage perspective and to appeal to a collective appreciation of rhythm and movement.
Age Guideline: all ages, kid-friendly