Eclipse by Culture Mill / Tommy Noonan and Murielle Elizéon
Free admission. Reserve tickets on the Carolina Performing Arts website.
Culture Mill brings together audiences and professional artists to build an imaginary monument for a (im)possible “we.” Just before sundown, you are invited to join a choreographic practice outside CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio, which uses restorative justice practices and embodiment tools to investigate how our assembled bodies and stories might form the architecture for a togetherness we don’t yet know.
“Knowledge is only a rumor until it lives in the bones.” So goes a proverb of the Asaro Tribe of Papau New Guinea. In our current global moment, democracy, too, feels increasingly such a rumor whose complexities are not fully practiced and lived together in assembled bodies and their accompanying memories and histories.
Presented as part of the Southern Futures initiative at CPA, Eclipse is a performance of this embodied social practice at the core of democracy.
Located on the green outside CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio. Mask-wearing required. Runtime is approximately 90 minutes.
Choreography: Murielle Elizéon and Tommy Noonan
Project Development and Facilitation: Murielle Elizéon, Val Hanson, Tommy Noonan, and CJ Suitt
Costume, Setting, and Visual Design: Sarah Marguier
Lighting Design: Carl Faber
Dramaturgy: Alexandra Ripp
A Culture Mill production, commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts with additional support from New England Foundation for the Arts.
About Culture Mill
Culture Mill is a performing arts laboratory based in Saxapahaw, NC that aims to create a rich artistic ecosystem in rural North Carolina through the cross-pollination of artist residencies, educational outreach and groundbreaking immersive artworks from local, national and international artists. More at www.culturemill.org.