Windhover Performing Arts Center
Announcement: Premiere of Quarry Dance lX will be live streamed as a 35 minute film. Live Stream takes place on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 8:00-9:00pm and on Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 6:00-7:00pm. Sign up for free on Big Marker: Click below:
Thursday, October 29th at 8:00pm OR
Sunday, November 1st at 6:00pm
Windhover Performing Arts Center, located in Rockport, MA, is proud to partner once again with NYC-based Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre to present Quarry Dance IX. This year’s Quarry Dance takes the form of a 35-minute film capturing the natural elements surrounding three different private and stunning Cape Ann quarries.
The Quarry Dances are the result of a vision by Windhover’s founder, the late Ina Hahn. The aim was to marry the art of dance with the pristine granite landscapes of the quarries of Cape Ann. (for more information, please visit www.windhover.org). “It has been a great privilege of mine,” says Lisa Hahn, Executive Director of Windhover, to continue working with the critically-acclaimed Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre (www.dusantynek.org), who have been integral to the conception and execution of this film, since the inception of the Quarry Dances nine years ago in 2012.” The Quarry Dances have become synonymous with the dance company’s summer presence on Cape Ann over these many years. This performance was choreographed on site by Dušan, in collaboration with his dancers (two at a time), using these selected private quarries during one week in August 2020.
An original score was composed for this quarry dance by the talented Boston-based composer, multi-instrumentalist and frequent Quarry Dance collaborator Russ Gershon.
The videographer, Anders Johnson, filmed from canoes, rowboats and even an inflatable swan to capture creative perspectives.
Lisa Hahn, Executive Director of Windhover Performing Arts Center, is the Producer of Quarry Dance lX, carrying these inspiring dances forward, mindful of bringing attention to the natural world and the beauty of the Cape Ann landscape. Utilizing the quarries as natural amphitheaters for dance is a unique and uplifting perspective. Thank you to the quarry owners who preserve, protect and honor their quarries.