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RiverArts Presents | Imprint of Light – A Dance, Music and Video Collaboration

ARDSLEY, DOBBS FERRY, HASTINGS-ON HUDSON, IRVINGTON, SLEEPY HOLLOW, TARRYTOWN AND YONKERS, NY:

Choreographer/Dancer Maxine Sherman and Composer/Videographer Steven Brent collaborate in this new work weaving dance, music, and layered imagery to create an innovative experience at the cutting edge of performance art and film.

Imprint of Light is a magical journey within the imagination, toward the illumination of the human spirit and its relationship to the 4 elements of the earth. Sometimes mesmerizing, hypnotic, and funny we all curiously travel to unknown places in the vehicle of our own body. We might land on familiar shores, but a mischievous impulse gives us a 360-degree view of new light.

There will be a Zoom broadcast of the video on Saturday, May 8th at 8 pm with a live Q&A session with both artists directly afterwards. A recording of the broadcast and Q&A will be available to view for the two weeks following the broadcast. Tickets to both the live broadcast and recording can be purchased at www.riverarts.org.

Imprint of Light – video broadcast with post-performance Q & A with the artists.

Saturday, May 8, at 8 pm on Zoom
Tickets for the live event: $15
Tickets for the recorded event (available from Monday 5/10 – Sunday 5/23): $10
For more information: www.riverarts.org

About RiverArts:

Celebrating and cultivating the arts in the Rivertowns for over half a century, RiverArts has been the catalyst that connects performers, musicians and art-makers with Rivertowns audiences. Motivated by a belief in the power of art to bring insight and delight, RiverArts delivers programs that have repeatedly brought us together, welcomed newcomers, and created experiences that strengthen our sense of community. The free, five-town Music Tour and Studio Tour expand our combined local and metro area audiences to 20,000.

Maxine Sherman, is a former principal dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Martha Graham Dance Company, dancing leading roles in their repertory including Revelations, Diversion of Angels, Lamentation and Appalachian Spring.

Maxine has appeared in many Dance in America projects for PBS and was a featured dancer on NBC/ Cosby Celebrates Alvin Ailey. She has danced as a guest artist with Battleworks Dance Company, Rioult Dance NY, Heidi Latsky Dance and Monica Bill Barnes, among others, and was one of the featured dancers and choreographers in a RiverArts production of “Braiding,”

Maxine has choreographed works for MAXIMUM Dance, the Ailey School, American Dance Festivals, the Masters School, the Hudson River Museum and was a recipient of the 50/50 Choreographic Artists’ Award for ArtsWestchester.

A widely respected dance educator, she has been Associate Professor of Dance at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, the North Carolina School of the Arts, New York University School of Education and Southern Methodist University. With extensive experience in a variety of body therapy modalities, and certifications in Pilates, Gyrokinesis and Gyrotonic,® she is the founder of E- Tone Studio, Pinecrest Studio LLC and GratefulPilates.com.

Maxine is currently the Artistic Director and Curator of Dance for RiverArts, where she brings the “best of dance” to the Rivertowns, including Ailey II, Limon Dance Company, Ballet Hispanico, and Trisha Brown Dance Company.

Steven Brent lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, where he works in a variety of media including sound and music, video, and interactive 3D experiences. He believes that life is art and art is magic. Having grown up in a household full of music and visual art, he has a deep understanding of the power of art to not only entertain but to express, in a very direct way, the reality of the world of Imagination. The combined power of music and video seems to him to be especially effective in this regard. If you’re interested in commissioning or collaborating on original work, please get in touch with him at [email protected]