Jean Appolon Expressions (JAE) and the Somerville Arts Council present: Ouvèti
Two separate showtimes:
Saturday, June 26th at 5:00pm and 7:00pm. (Rain Date June 27th)
JAE is thrilled to be taking a site-specific production, Ouvèti, to the City of Somerville, in Seven Hills Park in Davis Square.
Jean and the company dancers have continued working, moving, and rehearsing in more creative and flexible spaces than ever over the past year and JAE cannot wait to share this unique process with our community.
Join us for this free event! No tickets or registration required , however social distancing will be followed, as per the City of Somerville’s Covid-19 safety guidelines.
Appolon’s latest work in development portrays feelings of isolation, desperation, fear, and ultimately nostalgia, calm, hope, and connection that people experiencing trauma might cycle through. The movements communicate the powerful experiences of knowing personal trauma, seeing it in others, and yet feeling disconnected due to stigma and fear. Bringing together these emotions and experiences through dance, combined with the soundscape created by musician Val Jeanty, shines a light on injustices, disparities, and challenges that audiences may have experienced or are just becoming aware of. A short opening circle will be led by Appolon and company dancers to collectively welcome the community into the public space and set the “stage” for the site-specific performance.