September 22, 7:00 p.m. at Gallery Bergen
This special gala performance will include dance performance pieces by BCC faculty member Lynn Needle and her Art of Motion Dance Theatre (including BCC dance students and alumni) and Steinway pianist Carolyn Enger. The opening will include excerpts from Needle’s work, The Poseidon Project – An Aquatic Myth – a suite with live music and dance, including narrated choreographed sections, each connecting to aquatic myth, legend, and nature.
Renowned pianist Carolyn Enger will perform excerpts from her video enhanced program, Resonating Earth. From the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to coal burning plants in the Ruhr Valley of Germany, from the glorious heights of mountain ranges in Alaska to mountains of potassium waste in Eastern Germany, Resonating Earth was created in response to the climate crisis. With a wide range of ambient music, including Bach, Debussy, Philip Glass, among others alongside stunning imagery of the environment by Peabody Award-winning producer Elliott Forrest (WQXR), visual artist Myles Aronowitz, and internationally-exhibited environmental activist and photographer J Henry Fair, Resonating Earth creates a soundscape focusing on the beauty of nature, and inspires environmental activism in an artistic, musically immersive way. The program seeks to transport listeners to a still, meditative space, allowing them to decompress from their daily lives, inviting introspection about humanity’s place on the planet, and inspiring action to protect our beautiful, fragile world.
We are expecting an overflow crowd for this event. Seating is limited. Please register for tickets here on EventBrite.
Art of Motion, Inc. is proud to announce this program has been made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.