August 18 - 05:00 pmEnd:
August 26 - 06:30 pm
North Kent Road
We are born of these very waters, this very air, this loamy soil, this sunlight. Nourished and sustained by the substance of the breathing earth, we are flesh of its flesh.
– David Abram, Becoming Animal.
When you arrive in a new place, in just a few days the 70% of your body that is water is now from that watershed.
– Andrea Olsen, Body and Earth
August 18 -19
August 25 – 26
5 – 6:15 pm
North Kent Road
Viewers should arrive at least 15 minutes early
and bring a towel or cushion for seating.
River/Body is a water dance that expresses the intense and immediate ways that our bodies and the body of the river are connected. According to Ms. Josa-Jones, “We are water bodies living on a water planet. River/Body is about awakening the sensual, compassionate heart of that relationship.” River/Body is conceived and choreographed by Paula Josa-Jones, working in collaboration with performers Evangeline Johns, Aislinn MacMaster, Dillon Paul, DeAnna Pellecchia and Amy Wynn. Filmmaker Ben Willis, in collaboration with students from The Marvelwood School, are creating a documentary about the background, development and performance of River/Body.
River/Body is supported by and created in collaboration with the following:
The Martha Boschen Porter Fund, Berkshire Taconic Foundation, Housatonic Heritage, Northwest Connecticut Arts Council, the Housatonic Valley Association and generous private donors.
Paula Josa-Jones/Performance Works is a non-profit 501c3 organization.
You may make your tax-deductable donation
or send a donation by snail mail to:
Paula Josa-Jones/Performance Works
P.O. Box 707
Kent, CT 06757