Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Rehearsal are going so well. The performers bring such depth to the work....and plenty of humor! - Joanna Haigood
Inspired by the dreamlike paintings of Marc Chagall, THE VIEW FROM HERE is a remounting of Artistic Director Joanna Haigood's 2002 work that envelops the audience in the world of Chagall's paintings, contextualizing some of his recurring themes -- love, village life, political revolution, and circus
Choreography and Direction by Joanna Haigood
Associate Direction by Jeff Razz
Set Design by Wayne Campbell
Lighting Design by Allan Willner
Costumes by Callie Floor
Friday, October 20, 2017 through Sunday, October 22, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017 through Sunday, October 29, 2017
Choreographer Joanna Haigood and her company Zaccho Dance Theatre present The View From Here, a remounting of Haigood's 2002 work inspired by the paintings of Marc Chagall.
The View From Here is a live performance event that draws the audience into the world of Chagall's work, focusing on specific paintings for their exploration of themes of circus, love, life in the shtetl, revolution, color and multidimensionality. In keeping with her interest in Chagall's intersecting frames of reference, Haigood uses layered imagery and aerial dance to evoke dreamlike effects compatible with both Chagall's technique and sense of fantasy. First presented in 2002, The View From Here current remounting is being developed with several key collaborators: Associate Director Jeff Raz, renowned Circus Clown and Director, brings his expertise to the use of circus arts in the piece; set designer Wayne Campbell has created the stunning scenic design that allow the dancers to work in three dimensions; Allen Willner has created the colorful and evocative lighting design; and Callie Floor has designed the costumes that help bring Chagall's characters to life.
The View From Here features performances by noted Bay Area dancers Alex Allen, Tristan Cunningham, Calvin Kai Ku, Adonis Martin, Danielle Sandia Sexton, Sonya Smith, and Helen Wicks. Marc Chagall, a Russian-born painter and designer, created a genre virtually his own in the early and mid-Twentieth Century. His lively, highly imaginative renderings of life experiences display a rich, poetic dreamlike sense of fantasy and color. He approaches his subjects with a warm and generous sense of humor, yet also shows a deep concern for the spiritual.