CIRQUE premiers November 3 and 4, 2023 at Old Town Center for the Arts, Cottonwood, Arizona
CIRQUE Photography by Armando Kiyama
CIRQUE will transport you back in time to an 1800s-inspired vintage circus with a modern twist, following the story of a lovable troupe of characters of the past remembered through a nostalgic lens by 'silent narrator' Adelaide La Ballerine played by Christine Eaton (present) and Taylor Marie Turner (past). Full of wonder, awe-inspiring stories, acrobatic and high-flying feats, CIRQUE rekindles the imaginative, unbridled joy of childhood dreams of running away with the Circus...
with special guest artist Christine Eaton
Photos by James Ismert Photography
Hydrangea Sky Company Artists Emerald Forest and Lilith Velarides perform at "Celebrate Sedona" April 5, 2023 at Sedona Arts Center (Sedona, Arizona). Thank you to CEO Julie Richard and the staff at Sedona Arts Center!
Highlight Reel from Ephemera - Short Version
Highlights from Ephemera
Q&A with Mingus Union High School Students after Ephemera Dress Rehearsal
Special thanks to James Ball, head of the theatre and choir department at Mingus Union High School and the Head Lighting Designer for Ephemera, and to Elena Bullard, Lighting Designer for Ephemera, for facilitating a Q&A opportunity with theatre and choir students engaged in and learning about the arts. This event was held after the students viewed the Dress Rehearsal performance of Ephemera Tuesday November 8, 2022. Students were invited to ask any questions about aerial arts and other movement art forms featured in the show, any behind-the-scenes questions regarding rehearsals, training, and performing on stage, and what it means to become a professional dancer in a company, and any other related subjects they were curious about.
Hydrangea Sky Movement Arts is dedicated to education in the arts, especially in our local community in the Verde Valley.
Old Town Center for the Arts presents
Ephemera - A World Premiere Performance at OTCA
If You Go . . . .
What: “Ephemera” By Hydrangea Sky Movement Arts
When: Friday, November 11th, 7:00 PM and Saturday,
November 12th, 7:00 PM
Where: Old Town Center for the Arts, 5th Street & Main, Cottonwood
How Much: $25 advance, $28 door, $30 priority seating and $35 VIP includes backstage pass and autographed playbill
More info: (928) 634-0940
OTCA hosts the World Premiere Concert “Ephemera” by Hydrangea Sky Movement Arts
‘Ephemera’ is a captivating, enthralling evening of aerial dance, acrobatics, modern dance, martial arts, and flow arts, unfolding on and high above the stage at Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood, Arizona on Friday and Saturday evening, November 11th & 12th, at 7:00 PM. This multi-media event will be a stunning array of aerial arts, colorful lighting, evocative music and sound.
‘Ephemera’ is created by Hydrangea Sky Movement Arts, a company of diverse artists in Northern Arizona, performing high-flying stunts on aerial silks, corde lisse (rope), trapeze, lyra, aerial chains, sling, and straps; transitioning into the grounded movement arts of Kung Fu, Tai-Chi, modern dance, acrobatics, and Poi spinning.
Exploring the space from floor to air, through dynamic movement, each act is woven into a cohesive storyline that summons ethereal elements – the intangible and the profound – that connect us all. ‘Ephemera’ explores the dichotomy of time and memory being at once fleeting and eternal; juxtaposing the graceful and the primal, the groundedness on earth and the limitlessness of atmospheric space.
For this special event, several guest artists will be joining the staff, including James Ball as lighting designer, John Compton as stage manager, with special thanks to aerial rigging consultant Greg Fishell.
This debut full-length show of Hydrangea Sky Movement Arts dance company is the first show of its kind to be presented at Old Town Center for the Arts. To get a glimpse and preview of Hydrangea Sky Movement Arts dance company please visit: hydrangeasky.com.
Doors open at 6:00 PM for a special viewing of visual artist Marrin Robinson’s mixed media landscape paintings on display at OTCA. Marrin's solo exhibition is entitled "Light Across Time".
Greeting you at the door will be guest artist Deborah Heron Williams of High On Life Stiltwalking.
Tickets for Ephemera are $25 in advance, $28 at the door, and $30 priority seating and $35 VIP. Tickets for this special event are available online at www.showtix4u.com or in Cottonwood at Mount Hope Foods and Mysterium, and in Sedona, you can find tickets at The Mary D. Fisher Theatre. For ticket prices and more information about these and other upcoming events, visit www.oldtowncenter.org, or call Elena Bullard at (928) 634-0940.
Check out our article in Kudos
Behind the Scenes: Hydrangea Sky Movement Arts photo shoot with James Ismert Photography at Old Town Center for the Arts
Behind the scenes: Hydrangea Sky Movement Arts photo shoot with James Ismert Photography at Old Town Center for the Arts, August 14, 2022.
See photos by James Ismert Photography:
Music in video: Jermi the BeatSmith
On YouTube: @Jermi the BeatSmith
On Instagram: @JermitheBeatsmith
Hydrangea Sky Movement Arts presents: