Thursday, February 14 2013

Format: 2014/07/30

Thursday, February 14 2013

Motionhouse: Scattered

A METEOR SHOWER OF UNLIKELY MOMENTS

One of the UK’s foremost dance theater companies, Motionhouse creates startling, passionate dance theater, fusing images, action and dynamism to surprise, challenge and delight. Seven dancers perform on an infinity stage where movement and film integrate in a completely new and frankly breathtaking way. 

 “Shock and awe: eliciting gaspsas the dancers bodysurf across the face of the wave or launch themselves from its vertiginous peak” The Observer

Scattered combines Motionhouse’s trademark highly physical dance theatre and mesmerizing aerial imagery in a unique interaction between film and live performance, created in collaboration with Logela Multimedia from the Basque region of Spain.

Scattered explores our relationship with water and how it surrounds us in different forms throughout our lives: in birth water ties us to life and on a more elemental scale, in ice, floods and tides, it can sweep our lives away. Scattered delves into the majesty and savagery of water, a fundamental force in our lives as seven dancers plunge into an ocean, wrestle a raging tide and slide on an avalanche to a frozen landscape of arctic beauty.

With Scattered Motionhouse is again exploring new artistic dimensions. Performed on a huge curved floor, which disappears skywards, Scattered uses projection technology, daring dancing plus aerial harnesses and bungees to create an extraordinary world in which the dancers move seamlessly in, on and through the image.

Please note: Strobe Lights are used in this production.

Reviews

"A jaw-dropping, eye-popping work of creation that with movement, sound and sheer theatrical spectacle comes close to a hallucinogenic experience... Kevin Finnan... has created a mesmerising combination of physical dance and film that thrills the senses and tricks the eye." Bournemouth Daily Echo

"Super athletic dancers, as dexterous in the air and with ropes as they are on the floor, this is a company that has long cornered the high impact end of the market." The Guardian

“No one in the audience could tear their eyes away”
Hertfordshire Life

"Shock and awe: eliciting gasps as the dancers bodysurf across the face of the wave or launch themselves from its vertiginous peak" The Observer

 

Donald Axleroad: “Disintegration of Truth & Trust”

A new series of work created in response to current events and the contemporary issues of today’s world.  Through imagery and symbols, the artist explores the dissolution of American culture; a time and place where dishonesty has become the norm, and for many, innocence has been lost and the American Dream has been shattered.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

January 6th through February 17th, 2013

 

 

Tina Rohrer: “A Commitment to Color, Movement and Geometry”

This new exhibit is a tribute, honoring the life and art of Tina Rohrer, who passed away in the summer of 2012.  The selection of work, in a variety of media, expresses the artists’ love of movement and color through geometric constructions.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.– 5 p.m.

January 6 - February 17, 2013

 

 

Historical Exhibit: “The Silvermine Print Collection”

Showcasing a selection of works from the current Silvermine print collection, which consists of over 200 prints from renowned artists.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.– 5 p.m.

January 6th through February 17th, 2013

 

 

New Members Exhibition

Each year in the spring and fall, artists are selected, through a jurying process to become new members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists.  This exhibit showcases the works of five new Guild Artist members inducted in the spring and fall of 2012. The new members include: Mindy Green, Shelby Head, Heather Houston, Lara Ivanovic, and Hank Paper.

GALLERY HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.– 5 p.m.

January 6th through February 17th, 2013         

 

 

 

Cult Classics: VAMPYRES

 

Cult Classics

VAMPYRES (1974)

Thursday, February 14 at 9 p.m.
 

Carte Blanche: FREE | Members: $6 | Students & Seniors: $8 | Nonmembers: $11

Vampyres

ABOUT THE FILM: See the vampire movie that started it all…years before there was TWILIGHT,TRUE BLOOD and numerous other knockoffs, VAMPYRES came to movie screens in 1974, quickly establishing itself as a trendsetter for the genre while gleaning a much deserved rabid cult following. The ads for the film delivered on the promise that "they share the pleasures of the flesh, and unleashed the horrors of the grave!" The stunning actresses Marianne Morris and Anulka star as bisexual seductresses who roam the English countryside with an insatiable lust for the blood of mortals as well as the succulent bodies of each other. Director José Ramón Larraz packs this landmark film with chilling atmosphere, shocking bloodshed and some of the most torrid sexuality of any vampire movie in horror history. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day bonbon to share with your beloved! Not Rated | 88 minutes | In English

 

"Nudes and Nudibranchs'

 Award-winning painter Frank Bruckmann and sculptor Gar Waterman will exhibit their most recent  work at the Kehler Liddell Gallery: "Nudes and Nudibranchs," from February 7- March 10, 2013. Frank Bruckmann and Gar Waterman are both traditionalists who use direct observation of nature and carefully applied technique to craft their work. Bruckmann's brushstrokes caress oil paint with an expert and familiar hand into the eternally complex landscape of the female figure, while Waterman's sculpture bends the liquid sheen of polished stone into impressions of rhythm and grace from the marine environment. 

 

Remodeling Zilkha (2012) by Janne Höltermann

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5pm

 

“Remodeling Zilkha” (2012) is a site-specific, two-channel video installation (8:16 min.) by Janne Höltermann, the Luther Gregg Sullivan Visiting Artist in Wesleyan's Art and Art History Department, that shows the filmed gallery space within the same gallery space. The two videos of the installation extend, compress and mirror the room using the inherent architectural characteristics of the gallery (repetition, segmenting, mirroring) to reconfigure space.

 

Greenleaf Pottery: Classes in Wheel Thrown Pottery

Classes offer firsthand experience of the entire pottery-making cycle. Beginning emphasis is placed on working with one of the fifteen potter's wheels.  Beginning as well as advanced students are welcome. Sets of eight week classes are offered Tuesday or Thursday evening 6 to 9 p.m.,  year-round. Sign up now to reserve your place.

Call or go to the website for more information. 860-528-6090, www.greenleafpottery.net

 

Small Business T.I.P.S. Tools, Information and Preparation for Success

These free sessions offer aspiring and current business owners an orientation to the Entrepreneurial Center, as well as an information-packed, dynamic discussion on the session topic and available resources.

 

Making Progress in Meditation with Resident Teacher, Eve Arias

Without inner peace, there is no real happiness at all. The more we control our mind, the more our inner peace increases and the happier we become. By training in meditation, we can learn how to free ourselves from mental discomfort, worry and negative states of mind. Understanding this, how can we now gain experience and begin or improve our meditations? In this series, we will learn about the steps to making progress in our meditation practice. Each week, we will focus on an aspect of improving concentration and will apply it to our meditation during that class. Each class includes guided meditation, practical advice from Buddha's teachings and time for questions. No experience necessary… Everyone welcome! Light refreshments provided.

 

Eastern Connecticut Symphony January Concert

 The Eastern Connecticut Symphony concert series begins the New Year on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 8 PM at the Garde Arts Center.  ECSO Music Director, Toshi Shimada, conducts a program which features, Hyewon Kim, winner of the 2013 ECSO Instrumental Competition, performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto, sponsored by Chelsea Groton Bank.  The audience members will also hear Sibelius Karelia Suite and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No, 2, (the Little Russian.)   Pre-concert conversation at 7 PM with Gary Chapman; post-concert reception free for members of the audience.  Tickets are priced from $32-$62 with senior and student tickets in selected seating areas.  Call the ECSO office at 860-443-2876 or purchase them on the Internet at: www.gardearts.org.  For further information, visit the ECSO website at: www.ectsymphony.com or friend us on Face Book.