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Choreography by UCIRA Artist Della Davidson (in Collaboration with Ellen Bromberg) to be performed by UC Davis Granada Artist-in-Residence Ellen Bromberg

“and the snow fell softly on all the living and the dead”

by Granada Artist-in-Residence Ellen Bromberg
May 31 -  June 2
Main Theatre, Wright Hall

Choreography by UCIRA Artist Della Davidson in Collaboration with Ellen Bromberg

Video artist Ellen Bromberg and choreographer Della Davidson devise a new mediated piece that investigates ideas of death and beauty.

The Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present a two-part production: the world premiere of and the snow fell softly on all the living and the dead… by Granada Artist-in-Residence Ellen Bromberg followed by a celebration of the work of Professor Della Davidson through choreography and performances by her long-time collaborators.

The title of and the snow fell softly on all the living and the dead… derives from the famous James Joyce poem, “The Dead.”  Visual elements, including live video of various perspectives onstage, play a large role in a meditative environment of changing light, forms and sound.

Performers exist in vignettes as images that rise and fall in time and space, engaging ideas of life, beauty and loss. The piece was conceived as a staged installation by Della Davidson and Ellen Bromberg with choreography and media design by Ellen Bromberg in collaboration with Kegan Marling and the dancers.

The second half of the evening celebrates the work of Della Davidson, Department of Theatre and Dance professor 2001–12, who passed away in March from breast cancer. It includes choreography, performances and a film by her long-time collaborators from Sideshow Physical Theatre and members of the Bay Area dance community.

and the snow fell softly on all the living and the dead… plus the celebration of the work of Della Davidson play May 31 through June 2 in Main Theatre, Wright Hall.

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