Ellen Smith Ahern is a dance artist and social worker/community organizer living with her family on Abenaki lands in N’Dakinna/New Hampshire. As a Creative Community Fellow with National Art Strategies, her dances explore the intersection of movement, storytelling and nature, creating performance projects that include a wider array of people than might otherwise feel welcomed into traditional dance spaces.
Our basic matter forever shall be
Part of the sea, soil, and trees
The stardust within you once danced in the light
Eyes open or closed, the universe burns bright
Created and directed by Elizabeth Kurylo. Poem by Calvin Walker. Choreographed by Elizabeth Kurylo and Calvin Walker. Sounds engineering by Edward Childs. Music excerpt from For What We Have Destroyed by Stacy Fahrion performed by the Bergamot String Quartet. Costume design by Jenna Genereaux.
This is the shipping news. It’s a forecast of expectations for a certain place at a certain time. Listen across the distance. Gather what we know. Save it, or scatter it.
Created and Directed by Michael Bodel. Sound Design by Finn Campman. Choreography by Michael Bodel, Jessica Trout-Haney and Reina Hitotoki. Performed by Michael Bodel, Jessica Trout-Haney, Finn Campman.
This project is in development.