VEIL: Two Sisters, by Cynthia Berkshire:
184 Eldridge Street
Friday, March 29: 8pm
Saturday, March 30: 8pm
online: $15 $10 seniors + students
at the show: $18 $15 seniors + student
VEIL: Two Sisters, a multimedia performance two years in development, including travels to India, reveals two sisters lured into a link between the earthly and heavenly realms. As one sister calls forth the other from death, a poignant vision of our emotional and psychic lives is revealed. Within this, the experiential program invites the public to connect to their own processes of reckoning.
Berkshire’s work is distinctive, with a blending of realistic and abstract gesture and phrasing. Progressing with a sense of both unraveling and holding back, a simplicity expands into motion and emotion as circles, white flowing fabric, falling marigolds and a mysterious chorus of spirits accompany the reunion of two sisters and their process of forgiveness.
A gifted team of collaborators reunite. Cynthia has experience in the studio with each of the five performers, including studying Shorin Ryu Karate. They are joined by a team of visual designers, Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty, with whom Cynthia performed in their Why Why Always production at Abrons Art Center, 2017.
with: Adriane Erdos, Krista Jansen, Victoria Murphy, Yumiko Niimi, Nicole Touzien
Accompanying the performance is a series of four creative movement workshops, free and open to the public. Group material will be incorporated into the piece, and some participants will join the performance. Lani Miller, NY Insight meditation teacher, will co-lead one session.