Letters to the Dead

Erwin Redl (parallel@thing.net)
Wed, 11 Oct 1995 02:39:27 -0500


Choreographed and performed by Aria Edry

Text collage by Aria Edry and Erwin Redl
Mask and prop by Brenna Manuel
Voices recorded by company dancers Roxanna DiVincenzi, Aria Edry, Lisbeth
Iversen, Angela Kohnlein, Marcia Monroe and Ute Schwammer

16 October 1995, 8:00 PM, Dia Center for the Arts, 155 Mercer Street, NYC
$8.00 or TDF voucher, Reservations: 212-226-7624

An elegiac haiku to ancestral spirits, the solo 'Letters to the Dead'
premiered in 1993 at the First International Festival of Dance-on-the-Volga
in Yaroslavi, Russia, and was recently selected for the New Dance Festival
'95 in New Haven, CT.

ARIA EDRY is a choreographer/performer, writer and arts administrator. A
Massachusetts transplant, her work has been presented by Jacob's Pillow
Dance Festival, Boston Dance Festival, Boston Center for the Arts,
University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Amherst Arts in Public Places
Festival, Artspace of New Haven and The First International Festival of
Dance-on-the-Volga. In New York, she has performed at P.S. 122, Vineyard
Theatre with the Performance Zone, the Brooklyn Choreographers Festival of
Gowanus Arts Exchange and at the American Dance Guild. She is the recipient
of the 1989 Interarts Fellowship from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation;
1990 NEA-Rockefeller New Forms Award; Massachusetts Council on the Arts and
several Mass. Arts Lottery awards and a grant from the Manhattan Community
Arts Fund. She is Artistic Director of 'Kinetic Environments', a
multi-disciplinary performance collaborative. Ms. Edry is former Founding
Editor of 'The Women's Yellow Pages Sourcebook Series', Editor of the
'Journal for Stage Directors & Choreographers' and currently is Director of
Development at Town Hall.

BRENNA MANUEL is a sculptor and installation artist. Exhibitions in New
York and around the country. She is a longtime collaborator with Ms. Edry,
having created set designs for 'Continent of Origin' and 'Cancer Notes'.

ERWIN REDL is an installation and sound artist. Exhibitions and
performances in Europe and USA. He collaborated with Ms. Edry on 'Cancer
Notes', 'Machine Response' and 'Letters to the Dead'.


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