Rhythmically Speaking (RS) is thrilled to premiere our first original screendance February 26th, 2021 from 7-8pm via Zoom. Like many a performing arts company, the good people of Rhythmically Speaking have embraced Covid-necessitated pivots to learn new skills and ways of sharing art: for us this last few months, it’s been figuring out how to make dance films outside! We are proud to be premiering RadioBody: The Screendance Iteration virtually with our home audience before submitting it to dance film festivals across the country! The screening event will also feature peeks into the creation process and a Q&A with the artists.
Originally undertaken with a February 2021 stage show at Amsterdam Bar & Hall in downtown St. Paul in mind (which will now occur February 2022), The RadioBody Project is a collaboration with local composer Mike Lauer exploring the jazz sensibilities and human toil and triumph embedded in the work of pioneering alt-electronic band Radiohead. Thanks to their rich, multilayered rhythms, unique harmonies and long-form jams, their songs are often covered by jazz composers. A favorite band of RS Artistic Director Erinn Liebhard, when she began to discover this connection between Radiohead and jazz, she felt compelled to explore it through movement. Having to shift the first rendition of this project to screendance brought wonderful surprises, like happening to film on a day in which the landscapes covered in rare, beautiful rime ice!
There are a total of 100 Zoom sign-ins available for this premiere event, which can be reserved at the included Eventbrite link. A donation of $15-$20 per person watching is suggested, and 10% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the scholarship fund of Hopewell Music North: we are thrilled to be building a multi-faceted partnership with them to help better access to jazz music and movement learning experiences on the North side of Minneapolis.
Dance, Jazz and Radiohead fans alike, we hope you’ll join us for this event!