71 N Main St
Randolph, VT 05060
This full-length performance piece will investigate the theme of dying in an uplifting, illuminating, multidisciplinary collage of seven dancers, four musicians, a soundscape, and a sculptural set. It is the collaborative effort of veteran Vermont choreographer and theater artist Tracy Penfield and her longtime collaborator, California-based dancemaker Tamara Hurwitz Pullman. The three movements of Passing will focus on the physical, emotional, and spiritual realms of dying, including a vivid representation of the veil between this world and the place of transformation the ancients Celts called “the Thin Place.” Passing is a powerful examination of what is passed on to us, what we leave behind, and how life continues. Far from being macabre or morbid, Passing will raise a healthy curiosity and an affirming joy in both living and passing on. NOTE: This performance of Passing will be accompanied by an afternoon storytelling and movement workshop for members of the community.
This event is part of the Vermont Arts Council’s Vermont Arts 2018, a year-long celebration highlighting the stunning array of arts events — concerts, festivals, exhibits, and openings — that take place all across the state.