"Along the Ahna'wate (Raquette River, NY)" is part of a larger project: "Burning or Breathing: The Anatomy of Memory, Deforestation and Regeneration," is a dance film/ecological exhibition that details the fate of forests and forest communities in the face of agricultural expansion. The improvised and choreographed dances take place on sites that have suffered current and/or past massive deforestation. The basis of all these dances is an in depth historical and ecological research, paired with interviews. In the choreographies the body becomes a symbol for of the silenced voices of fallen trees, the void of destroyed ecosystems and the new growth that regenerates from the ashes.
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