Bryce Dance Company Presents Moving Memory
On June 14-16, 2018 Bryce Dance Company will premiere Moving Memory, a production exploring how identity, internal narrative and relationships inevitably change as memory becomes fragmented, altered or lost. Through intimate choreography, story fragments and original music, this evening length work reflects the experiences of individuals and caretakers impacted by Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. The movement evokes the inner turmoil, fear and confusion, as well as moments of deep connection and meaning that are inherently beautiful.
Moving Memory was developed by Heather Bryce in collaboration with the dancers and supported in part by a residency at Mount Tremper Arts. The Company's engagement with area seniors included a series of classes at Brooklyn senior centers through a partnership with the NYC Department for the Aging. The piece was also informed by Bryce's former work as a Hospice volunteer and caretaker for individuals with traumatic brain injury and dementia. Original score composed by Spencer Snyder, lighting design by Dylan Friedman and projection design by Javier Cruz.
Bryce Dance Company explores timely and relevant themes through community engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration. Artistic Director Heather Bryce currently works as a Teaching Artist for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Lincoln Center Education, The Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase, and The Center for Arts Education. Bryce holds her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. Her choreography has been presented at venues such as Dixon Place, Mark Morris Dance Center, The Tank, The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, and The Dance Complex.
For more information about the company please visit www.brycedancecompany.com
This performance is a part of Gibney's POP series, a program supporting the dance community through subsidized theater rental.