ArtsUnion is pleased to present a Weber Dance premiere, Her Sylvan Ascent.
Weber Dance has been immersed in a new project over the past two years and are excited to announce the premiere on June 14, 2018 in Somerville, Massachusetts in collaboration with the Somerville Arts Council.
This new work, Her Sylvan Ascent, is an evening-length piece that challenges us to look deeply at the imbalances within ourselves, and our world, that are manifesting in our climate crisis. The work draws on imagery from the Women's March and deep feminine archetypes that challenge us to reimagine our power beyond our current materialistic state and look inward. The work was inspired by the phenomenal book, The Hidden Life of Trees, to consider the way communities might create power and longevity through a deeply connected web of support and mutual care and commitment.
"As I worked on this piece, I watched our world travel deeper into crisis with the election of leadership that denies climate science and emboldens corporate behaviors that energize a deadly trajectory for humanity. But I also see hope. Hope in the rise of women and the reclaiming of our power. Hope in the voices of the young who are taking a stand against violence. I am excited about the prospect of putting art out in this setting and generating a dialogue amongst a diverse audience." --- Jody Weber.
The premiere of Her Sylvan Ascent will be on an outdoor stage making it accessible to the larger community.
Performances by Whitney Cover, Lizbie Harbison, Shannon Humphreys, Caitlin Klinger, Kristy Kuhn, and Jennifer Roberts.