modern opera

SEEP/TELL | Congress Square Park, 2015 | Portland, Maine

An open-air installation of dance, music and film works exploring the ebb and flow of memory, forgetting, and story, presented by Hinge/Works and Friends of Congress Square:

The Art of Forgetting: a dance collaboration between Yes Manifesto and Hio Ridge Dance, Delaney McDonough, Cookie Harrist, Sofia Engelman, and Kristen Stake that researches memory by re-creating movement events in real time, negotiating the inevitability of forgetfulness, and exploring how forgetfulness can liberate us. 

Memory in Fragments: a twelve-tone, multi-phonic duet for oboe and cello, composed by Denis Nye and performed by Ben Meiklejohn and Devon Collela, that explores a landscape of our fragmented memories and our search to find a narrative of the self. 

Diving Down: a short looped film installation by the Sisters Grumbling that plunges underwater to tell multiple versions of one childhood story about getting lost in the depths of a pond.