Don’t miss BMD’s commissioned performance at Virginia Tech in Arlington on Thursday, October 8 at 6pm.
Commissioned by Virginia Tech for its inaugural Climate Exploratorium event in the Washington, DC region, Thermal Pearl Ascending is a raw, semi-abstract work exploring the dissonance, contemplation, and ultimate reconciliation of man’s relationship with his environment.
BMD founder and choreographer, Lucy Bowen MacCauley, sets the chaotic tone immediately with searing original orchestration by acclaimed Austrian composer Wolfgang Seierl, providing a soundtrack for humanity’s selfish disregard of the natural world. On the brink of planetary collapse, a rhythm emerges and provides humanity an opportunity to unite and move forward, together. Fusing modern electronic dance rhythms with traditional Irish and West African music, euro super-group, Afro Celt Sound System, supplies the environmental heartbeat finally heard by humanity – through which, McCauley’s eight dancers deftly illustrate a hopeful and attainable path toward natural balance.
BMD is honored to assist Climate Exploratorium’s mission to bring together science and the arts, interactively engage stakeholders in a civil discourse on challenges related to climate change in urban environments. Thermal Pearl Ascending is a work the world needs to see. This performance is open to the public. A suggested donation of $20 per person at the door is requested. Space is limited.
On Friday, October 9, Lucy and BMD Company members will conduct a private movement and discussion workshop for Virginia Tech students and invited guests- so make plans to join us for the public performance tomorrow (Thursday) evening at 6pm.
Thursday, October 8
900 N. Glebe Road