We Wait In The Darkeness
Opens at All My Relations Gallery
Minneapolis, MN, June 3, 2014—Local choreographer and dancer Rosy Simas will be in residence at the All My Relations Gallery June 15th through June 29th, 2014. Rosy Simas Danse and All My Relations Arts are pleased to present We Wait In The Darkness, an art installation and series of performances and presentations inspired by the lives of the Seneca women of Simas’ family.
A journey of displacement and homecoming, We Wait In The Darkness is presented in an otherworldly environment of paper, film, maps, artifacts and sound, created in collaboration with composer François Richomme.
For 23 years, Rosy Simas has been an independent dance artist working in Minneapolis. Her contemporary choreography has explored a dizzying range of topics, from the Iraq war to Celtic poetry to quantum theory. Now she has turned her attention to her own family — her Seneca identity, and the tragic history and living presence of Native Americans today. This important new work, supported by national grants from NEFA National Dance Project, the American Composers Forum, The First Peoples Fund, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, and Minnesota State Legacy funds, includes an installation and series of events at All My Relations Art Gallery in Minneapolis.
Schedule of Events
Residency Public Components: June 19-29, 2014
Opening reception and social gathering, Thursday, June 19th
5:00pm: Opening blessing/prayer by Dennis Johnson.
5:00-6:30pm: Panel discussion on contemporary Native performance with Simas, Marcie Rendon, Heid E. Erdrich and Rhiana Yazzie.
6:30-8:00pm: Social gathering
Artist in gallery: Saturdays 12-6pm, Fridays and Sundays 11:30am-3:00pm
10-minute dance performances: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays at 12pm & 2pm
(no performance June 20th at 12:00pm)
Negotiating Presence: Contemporary Indigenous Choreography, June 20th 12:00-1:00pm: Discussion with Jacqueline Shea Murphy (University of California Riverside).
Kinzua Dam Tragedy and the Treaty of 1794, June 28th 1:00pm: Discussion with Laura Waterman Wittstock (Seneca).
June 3, 2014