The sun is often called the eternal observer, not affected by the trials and tribulations of the world it lights up. The moon though, waxes and wanes, is said to influence psychic energies, and there is a certain vulnerability about its nature. The moon has been an enigmatic force in my life. Growing up, I recognized that beyond its beauty, the moon has a quiet, deep strength. It governs the tides of the oceans, and is integral to maintaining the very rhythm of the Earth. This work explores the mythological, symbolic, and personal significance of the moon from the lens of my practice as a Bharatanatyam dancer. I examine the cycle of the moon and the cyclical nature of pain and pleasure: how without one the other cannot exist.
Application deadline: March 1, 2023; notification of results: mid-March 2023.
For additional information or application assistance, contact Jane-Alison McKinney.
Vanessa Lovell (dance artist, Ottawa)
Rachel Forbes (set and costume designer, Toronto)
Lucius Dechausay (filmmaker, illustrator & artist, Toronto)
Dedra McDermott (re:research+design curator, adelheid, dance artist & dramaturg, Toronto)