Blue Moves presents the dance film “Confluence,” with some live action dance, at the SIDESHOW Fringe Festival, Belmont’s Black Box Theater on Friday, September 30th 2011 at 8 p.m., just prior to Company Rose’s performance of their Warhol-inspired piece, “Serendipity 3.” After having trekked to Asheville for a couple of years to perform in that city’s Fringe Festival, Blue Moves is pleased to be a part of Fringe in their own town.
“Confluence” premiered in May at “Women’s Works 2011″ and was also performed in Blue Moves’ recent production, “Deep Blue” at the Darkhorse Theater. It explores soul mates, loss and commitment. The film is the brainchild of Blue Moves co-founder Amanda Cantrell Roche.
“In the spring of 2010, I was yearning for a fresh choreographic challenge,” Amanda relates. “One day I had this sudden knowing that I needed to do a piece in water. The distance and difficult accessibility of the place I chose made a live performance unrealistic, but film was a wonderful way to bring a river into the theater. Water has such a rich tapestry of symbolism, and for me, it is a metaphor for love, for immersing oneself in life, standing strong in the current, sometimes fighting it, sometimes being carried by the flow but always connected to the vigor, the awareness and the immersion of the river of life.”
Amanda is thankful to the many talented individuals who came together to make this project possible: Mallory Mapes, film editor and videographer, Ernie Gray, videographer; J.Ray Sparks; music composition and recording; Holly, Kristen, Christy, Valerie, Rachel and Stephanie for dancing and making improvisational contributions, and Thomas Roche as grip.
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