SHAPE OF MEMORY
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Like life itself, dance is ephemeral and fleeting… As an anecdote to the unstoppable passage of time, my aim is to make powerful site-specific spectacle and dance work that creates a new memory – what I like to call a ghost imprint – on both a place and the collective consciousness of an audience that is there to witness it.
Sarah Elgart | Arrogant Elbow’s new work, Shape of Memory, is a roving, site-specific work about just that. Based on the concept that the light from a star is often memory made visible, the new work will premiere at INSITU Site-Specific Festival followed immediately by a performance at Jacob’s Pillow. Both Jacob’s Pillow – a gold standard American dance festival – and INSITU, a two year old site festival on the LIC Waterfront have just been cited by the NY Times as amongst “15 Festivals to see from Saratoga to Vail”.
It’s all very exciting AND… It takes a village!
This is where you come in…
Please be part of our village… Check out our crowdfunding campaign and consider making a tax deductible donation. These funds will support artist’s fees, travel, housing, costume design, and much, much more. Your tax deductible donation will help us bring Shape of Memory to Jacob’s Pillow, INSITU Site-Specific Festival in NYC, and other venues beyond. To contribute, please click on the link below:
Shape of Memory features a cast of beautiful dancers and an original score by composer/guitarist Nels Cline of Wilco (one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of all time”), in collaboration with phenomenal composer Paul Chavez of FeltLike.
We thank you in advance for your support!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Founder/Director of Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival, Sarah Elgart is a Los Angeles based choreographer and director working under the auspice of Sarah Elgart | Arrogant Elbow. Sarah creates original content for stage, screen, and site-specific venues. Her stage and site-works have been performed at alternative spaces including LAX Airport, The Skirball Center, Mark Taper Forum, Van Nuys Flyaway, The Bradbury Building, Jacob’s Pillow, INSITU Site-Specific Festival NY, and Loft Seven, where she created a rooftop work lit entirely by a hovering helicopter accompanied by Nels Cline (Wilco). Her work has been produced by venues including The Music Center, MASS MoCA, Dance Place, Los Angeles Theater Center, Mark Taper Forum and The International Women’s Theater Festival. In film Sarah has worked with noted directors including JJ Abrams, David Lynch, Catherine Hardwicke, and Anton Corbijn. Her own films include award-winning music videos, dance shorts, and an Emmy nominated PSA, and continue to be accepted into festivals internationally. In addition to teaching dance and film, Sarah writes a regular column, ScreenDance Diaries that focuses on the intersections of both genres internationally for online magazine Cultural Weekly. Sarah’s work has received support from organizations that include the Rockefeller Foundation, the NEA, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, California Arts Council and more. She is an alumna of the Sundance Institute’s Dance Film Lab, a Fellow of AFI’s Directing Women’s Workshop, and a director member of the DGA.