Time & Location
Jun 04, 2021, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Foundry, 2 Harris St, West Stockbridge, MA 01266, USA
About The Event
This event is an evening of dance and film showcasing the work of Artistic Director, Olga Rabestkaya and her collaborators in OR Projects.
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This evening consists of four pieces of work:
- Kimono, Untitled Duet (dance excerpt)
- Four Scenes (dance excerpt)
- New Beginning (dance excerpt)
- #FreeBelarus (film)
- excerpts of Kimono (film)
These works are inspired by Olga's experiences in her home country, Belarus.
In Olga's work, she asks what it means to her to be a woman, the burdens and responsibilities that women carry, and what happens when people begin to live from their impulses and desires rather than doing what they are supposed to do.
Featured pieces include excerpts from Olga’s first work entitled Four Scenes, a trio made in collaboration with Anna Gichan and Fern Katz, Kimono, and a new duet with Sierra Hendrix, with the working title New Beginning, which communicates the pain of being uprooted from home (Belarus), injected into a new reality (U.S.) and healing from trauma. In this piece, beauty works as a healing agent. Although one can’t bring justice to the whole world, everyone has the power to let in more beauty and light. Additionally, there will be excerpts of film including her internationally-renowned work, #FreeBelarus, created as a response to the most recent election in Belarus. The falsified results spurred massive peaceful uprisings in Belarus- protests that were met with violence and brutality from the police.
Performing artists include Anna Gichan, Sierra Hendrix, Fern Katz, Olga Rabetskaya, and Brandon Woods.
This work is funded in part by the Greenfield Local Cultural Council.
COVID-19 Guidelines: In order to offer our patrons the safest and most enjoyable experience possible, social distance policies will be in effect through the 2021 season. All guests must wear their masks for the duration of the event.
(All outdoor events are rain or shine; no refunds)
$20 – General Admission: Chairs in pods of two socially distanced 6-feet from surrounding pods.
Seating/ Bar Open: 6:30PM
This evening of work will be both indoors and outdoors.