Video and Choreography: Navarra Novy-Williams
Choreographer: Laura Mead, Navarra Novy-Williams
Music: Zachary Cohen
Orpheus Unsung: Stalactites
Music: Steven Mackey and Jason Treuting
Video and Choreography: Mark DeChiazza
Dancers: Sara Gurevich, Denisa Musilova, Navarra Novy-Williams
Clear&Sweet: Zoe|Juniper; Ritual Improv; Orpheus Unsung: Mark DeChiazza
Edited Clips of Gibbous Moon, by Julie Bour; Necessity Again, by Jo Stromgren; Grace Engine, by Crystal Pite; Horizons, by, Andonis Foniadakis, Orbo Novo, by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Indigo Rose by Jiri Kilian
Conceived and Directed by Annika Sheaff. Filmed by Jake Hochendoner. 2016
Directed by Stacey Menchel Kussell. 2017 Ritual follows four dancers as they rehearse in the studio. Their preparation is prayer-like, full of repetition, meditation, ecstasy, and reflection, reinforcing the sacredness of daily practice.
Set to poetry by Black and Jewish spoken word artist Aaron Samuels, Ritual’s text reflects on his family memories of Passover, an ancient Jewish tradition that celebrates freedom from oppression. Ritual examines the tenacity and resilience that motivates us to keep our traditions and honor our histories, no matter our heritage or creed.
a blast from the past...
Choreography, Annika Sheaff, 2006