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Photos: Inside Rehearsal for WHEN THE BLOSSOM PASSES, WHAT REMAINS?

Participatory and intimate, this work delves into how care, collective grief, listening, and healing come into play when we are navigating eco-psychology.

Experimental dance theater company HOLDTIGHT will present the World Premiere of WHEN THE BLOSSOM PASSES, WHAT REMAINS? beginning September 9th at Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre.

when the blossom passes, what remains? is HOLDTIGHT's latest site-specific work asking the audience to reconsider how humans can better live in holistic balance with the earth by tuning in and tending to our own and collective bodies. Combining embodied movement, music, personal storytelling, audience engagement, and sustainable scenography, this work asks audience and performers alike to use the container of the show to practice reciprocity. Through psychological, ecological, somatic, and artistic research, this work explores how our connection to our own bodies -- in the physical, emotional, and spiritual senses -- mirrors our connection to the earth. Participatory and intimate, this work delves into how care, collective grief, listening, and healing come into play when we are navigating eco-psychology.

All aspects of this work's production are as intentionally sourced, utilized, and recycled as possible, to ensure that the lifecycle of this project is continuous and thoughtful.

WHEN THE BLOSSOM PASSES, WHAT REMAINS? is composed of three dancers/actors, two composers, a scenographer, and a lighting designer. Collaborators include Gwendolyn Gussman, Anna Driftmier, Nico Gonzales, Odinn Orn Hilmarsson, Jett Kwong, Xenia Mansour, and Alex Taylor.

WHEN THE BLOSSOM PASSES, WHAT REMAINS? runs September 9 - October 2, Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30pm. Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre is located at 338 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011. Audience of 25. Running time is approx. 90 minutes. Audience members should be able to climb one flight of stairs, but if not, there will be an accessible option available. Proof of vaccination and masking required to attend. Tickets are $30 - $95 at www.holdtightcompany.com or www.thecelltheatre.org.

Photo Credit: Walter Wlodarczyk

Photos: Inside Rehearsal for WHEN THE BLOSSOM PASSES, WHAT REMAINS?
Gwendolyn Gussman & Xenia Mansour

Photos: Inside Rehearsal for WHEN THE BLOSSOM PASSES, WHAT REMAINS?
Xenia Mansour & Nico Gonzales

Photos: Inside Rehearsal for WHEN THE BLOSSOM PASSES, WHAT REMAINS?
The company of WHEN THE BLOSSOM PASSES, WHAT REMAINS?

Photos: Inside Rehearsal for WHEN THE BLOSSOM PASSES, WHAT REMAINS?
Xenia Mansour

Photos: Inside Rehearsal for WHEN THE BLOSSOM PASSES, WHAT REMAINS?
Gwendolyn Gussman

Photos: Inside Rehearsal for WHEN THE BLOSSOM PASSES, WHAT REMAINS?
Nico Gonzales

Photos: Inside Rehearsal for WHEN THE BLOSSOM PASSES, WHAT REMAINS?
Xenia Mansour



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