Helen Hale is a dancer from Trinity's community. Sanity Ceremonies is a one-act, one-woman foray into being both in-stride and off-kilter in which Helen pieces together colorfully layered conclusions about what it takes to find equilibrium in a hectic and baffling world. The production takes form through a marriage of dance, text, video animation, costume, and prop use that draws from a range of daily rituals, archetypal figures, cultural idiosyncrasies, and autobiographical anecdotes, as she plumbs the material of her own day to day realities as an artist, and the beauty and enigma of her family heritage.
Helen explains: "The work stems from the questions: Where do I come from? Of what mettle am I made? How do I orient myself when things don’t make sense? What does it take to keep putting one foot in front of the other? With Sanity Ceremonies, I aim to contribute a story that will translate well across a spectrum of experience by grappling with big but basic questions in a personal voice. This is a challenging and exciting piece for me as director and performer. I’m stretching my choreographic modes to communicate the humor, eccentricity, and absurdity of my life and to provide a playfully honest portrait of the day to day struggle to not just make it through, but to be brave and go big.
I'm so excited to be working with a fantastic creative team to build this show."
The talented crew consists of: Video Artist, Mike Boutté, Costume Designer, Amanda Baumgardner, Set/Prop Designer, Elwen Hau, Lighting Designer and Technical Director, Danny Davis, and Musical Wizard, Santiágo Parámo. We hope you will go to a show in November! Details are below:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 7, 8 & 9, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
WHERE: 7 Stages Theatre Mainstage, 1105 Euclid Avenue, Atlanta, GA, 30307
TICKETS: $18 in advance; $20 at the door
Artists & Students: $15.00
Children 10 and under: $5.00
(includes sales tax and ticketing fee) All Shows General Seating
7 STAGES BOX OFFICE: 404-523-7647 open Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00 for advance sales, and open for walk-ups one hour prior to show.
Doors open at 7:30. No late seating. Wheelchair accessible. Paid parking and street parking available.