New England Choreographers
2008 Lab artists: Nell Breyer, Alissa Cardone, Lorraine Chapman & Bronwen McCarthur
The story of my father's eyes is a dance project that weaves dynamic layers of video and media into movement, sound and voice. The performance explores the body as a gate, and is a collaboration by four New England based choreographers: Nell Breyer, Alissa Cardone, Lorraine Chapman and Bronwen MacArthur; who were invited participants in the 2007 New England Foundation for the Arts Regional Dance Development Initiative. It was significant because the piece was a natural extension of artistic exchanges that began during the RDDI Lab, exploring crossovers between each artist's individual movement language, media and aesthetics. In addition, it became a new performance work within the "Three Women Solo" Series that was commissioned by Concord Summer Stages.
During the Vermont residency the four artists focused on the creative collaboration of movement, sound and video ideas. The visiting artists also offered masterclasses, a workshop on video and dance, participated in a panel discussion on collaboration, offered feedback on student choreograpraphy projects and presented two evenings of informal showings of the The story of my father's eyes.