A Body Of Water: Upstream
Featured in Traces Virtual Water Dance Film Festival
"As part of the 2021 VDA "Traces" Outdoor Dance Festival, VDA is so excited to produce a Virtual Film Festival of dance films based on our theme of water and water conservation. All artists were encouraged to fully embrace the theme of water as the initiative for this work.
The film festival will occur June 3rd-5th, 8pm nightly on Youtube Live, free and available to the public.
Donations greatly accepted via vermontdance.org/donate"
A Body Of Water: Upstream was produced by The Passing Project and features Tracy Penfield. The short film shows that there's beauty, joy, movement, and tranquility, even when going against the current. This short film highlights that although water conservation can seem overwhelming, the journey upstream is always worth it.
You can watch the film at the festival here: https://vermontdance.org/events/traces-virtual-water-dance-film-festival
June 3rd- https://youtu.be/EdeivPLQGpg
June 4th- https://youtu.be/TEYrQ7TS8RE
June 5th- https://youtu.be/fSmUvvdeC74
This is a collection of stories we've gathered from friends in various places in the United States who had pandemic passings of diverse sorts. They are not all about death by COVID-19, rather a transformation that occurred in this past year either due to isolation, illness, free time, introspection, aging and yes, in several cases, a passing.
We hope you will be moved by these pieces and perhaps inspired to share a Pandemic Passing of your own and be a part of our projected series of individual stories.
Pandemic Passings premiered on May 25th and is available to watch here: https://youtu.be/354Btcaqlg0
This collection is made possible by your generous donations. You can support what we do here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=KCERSHXJJSM6N
Every living being will pass on at some point. Conversations about dying with dignity, dying with support, passing with grace are growing around the world. Still, there is much fear and denial about the topic. The Passing Project intention is to assuage fear and inspire acceptance of passing, while celebrating our lives.
"we were enchanted by Passing - from the first vocals and music to the last movements of the dances. The entire performance was captivating."
- Audience member
"The few times that people I've been close to have died it always strikes me that they're just on the other side of the veil and not readily reachable - and that's what is so difficult. And the world keeps on moving, life goes on almost immediately - Both of those things were captured in Passing."
- Audience member
"I was there in the audience, awestruck and moved by the intricacy and depth of the performance." - Audience member