An intimate look at the company's first in-person performance and screening since the COVID-19 pandemic
Ziel Dance Theater is presenting new choreography “And There it Was,“ imagined by the former Graham 2 dancer and ZDT principal member Tomislav Nevistic, who derived inspiration for the movements from his paintings that portrayed his personal loss and periods of his isolation. ZDF will also debut the new film, “Chamber,“ an intra-perceptual, self-losing story created by the ZDT founder Devin Ziel in response to the pandemic. “‘Chamber’ is a psychological dance film set inside a mirrored room about the ways in which we are trapped looking from the viewpoint of our own eyes. The physical isolation of quarantine has reinforced how our knowledge is bound to our experiences and conceptual frameworks; ‘Chamber’ is a physical and visual exploration of the necessity of self-consciousness in which perception takes place.” In addition to these two pieces, the festival will also feature dance film artists from around the world.