Broken Narratives from an American Flamenco Dancer
Clinard led the audience on a journey inspired by travels with her daughter to Syria while reading the Arctic travel epic, Kabloona. Fusing connections between the ancient and the modern, the spiritual and the physical, and those between the essences of struggle and celebration, Clinard questions the forces that shape human history and interdependence. The work uses the timeless tools of story, song, music, and dance to provide an odyssey and a sense of transcendence which gives the feeling that the journey has just begun.
From the Arctic to the Middle East (Broken Narratives by an American Flamenco Dancer) is an interdisciplinary multimedia work that includes an original score by composer and music director Steve Gibons, performed on contrabass, guitar, oud, percussion, violin and voice.
The work presents contemporary flamenco dancers in unique context; and live video projections by Marco Ferrari.
Exemplary of how live performance can act as connective tissue between people of divergent experience. Time Out Chicago
From the Arctic to the Middle East (Broken Narratives by an American Flamenco Dancer) was inspired by swift passages, facilitated by airplanes and literature. It was inspired by being somewhere new, in the flesh. Time Out Chicago
"From The Arctic To The Middle East was anchored by the glorious original music by Gibons who performed on violin. Gibons' third stream classical music was memorable, vivid and beautiful and there was fascinating interplay between musicians and dancers, including the musicians sometimes moving and interweaving with the dance." Hyde Park Hearld.
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