‘Moon Falling’: Lee-Baik brings environmental message
November 8, 2014 - Supermoon
The new collect moon—which many termed a “supermoon”—brought a world Earth’s satellite into singular focus, and a new dance opening will again proceed courtesy to a moon.
In early November, a Three Yells Performance Company, founded by Artistic Director Veronica Lee-Baik, will benefaction Moon Falling during Velocity Dance Center.
But instead of an outsized moon, this new square aims during highlighting an “irreversible new moon phase,” that Lee-Baik suggests has both verbatim and metaphorical meanings.
“During a new moon phase, a moon is not manifest and is mostly seen in silhouette,” Lee-Baik said. “I use that tenure to weigh a dark that will continue if we omit a dire issues of meridian change.”
Caring for a sourroundings is one of a many layers incorporated into this piece. Initially desirous by a portrayal of a draining moon combined by her nine-year-old son, Lee-Baik has woven additional ideas into her choreography.
“Moon Falling deals with issues of currently that are really real, really pressing,” she said. “There is a clear coercion in perplexing to broach this summary and be a clever and convincing voice for what is going on in a environment.”
This coercion has usually gotten stronger given Lee-Baik took a interregnum from her company, that she creatively shaped in 1999, and gave birth to her son. Now, she said, “I’m some-more endangered with being a voice for a dire issues that a multitude is bombarded with.”
Formerly a performer, Lee-Baik now focuses on choreography and using her opening company. “I don’t perform anymore. we don’t feel a need to,” she said. “I have an extraordinary and rarely means organisation of performers who are doing a illusory pursuit translating what I’m perplexing to promulgate by their bodies. I’m beholden that we am means to come behind and continue to make work.”
A clever partial of this work is a multi-disciplinary focus, and Lee-Baik pronounced her association continues to “explore a gigantic possibilities of dance in propinquity to other mediums.”
She doesn’t prognosticate this importance changing. “I don’t see a square of work though all a other disciplines trustworthy to it,” she said. “It is always a holistic approach.”
In further to this approach, Lee-Baik also incorporates evil whisper and outspoken work. “What we call a accent of a ‘breath out,’ that is graphic to my work, is always a plea for many performers,” she said.
“Here, a performer has to govern a ‘breath out’ or whisper with vocalizing,” she explained. “In a beginning, it always sounds possibly like a pant for whisper or coughing adult a hairball: lots of embarrassment, feelings of self-consciousness, and nerves, though as time goes on and with continual work on channeling a use of a ‘qi,’ we always, as a group, declare extensive expansion in confidence—more education and impetus in a movements.”
Lee-Baik has also recently followed expansion in a village support for her company, by utilizing Kickstarter to financially support this opening of Moon Falling. “There is no denying a energy of a internet,” she said.
This support materialized most faster than she expected. “It took us 6 out of a sum of 42 days to strech a goal!” Lee-Baik said. “I feel so sanctified for a adore and support that everybody has shown The Three Yells.”
With that support, Lee-Baik now hopes to debate Moon Falling to other cities and move her environmental concerns to a incomparable audience. “I comprehend that we can't be whimsical with this theme matter,” she said.
Moon Falling will be presented on Nov 7 and 8 during 8:00 p.m. and Nov 9 during 7:30 p.m. during Velocity Dance Center, 1621 12th Avenue, Seattle. For tickets and some-more information, revisit moonfalling.brownpapertickets.com.