Rosemont Ours: A Field Guide premieres in Tucson

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
7:30 pm
Exploded View Microcinema
197 E Toole Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701
(limited seating)
Exploded View presents the premiere of Rosemont Ours: A Field Guide, a NEW ARTiculations Dance Theatre video production celebrating the plants and animals of the northern Santa Rita Mountains and nearby riparian areas of Southern Arizona. It features movement meditations of over 20 species–from Coleman’s Coralroot Orchid to Filamentous Algae, Desert Tortoise to Jaguar–performed by trained modern dancers.

The project was born in response to the construction of an open-pit copper mine, proposed by a Canadian mining company, that will impact some 14,000 acres of land in Southern Arizona, including critical habitat for nearly a dozen species federally recognized as threatened or endangered as well as precious riparian areas and groundwater resources. By “replacing” plants and animals with human beings in reverential and playful ways, the 20-minute video invites us to consider our role as both stewards and consumers of nature.

Rosemont Ours is directed by Kimi Eisele and filmed/edited by Ben Johnson. Original score by Vicki Brown & David Sudak

Also screening classic dance film by Maya Deren, Norman Mclaren, and Hilary Harris.