November 23, 3:00 pmView All Events
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Experience the world premiere of Rising Tide, a brand-new work from the innovative Dutch dance company Arch 8, commissioned by The PAC.
Rising Tide is a dynamic dance performance about our world right now. It examines things that are rising: temperatures, sea levels, and especially the extinction of animal species. Using poetry, play, partnering, and live music, the performers weave a world where we fall in love with nature, mourn its loss, and come to realize that our activism and engagement can turn the tide for the better. Both cautionary tale and vessel of hope, Rising Tide invites audiences aboard for an unforgettable journey of discovery for all ages.
Arch 8 is not your everyday dance company. With choreographer Erik Kaiel the company creates unorthodox, acrobatic dance for kids and grown-ups who can’t sit still, specializing in joyful and engaging interactive performances. Their work for young audiences encourages an active viewing, a participatory imagining on the part of the audience – and, oftentimes, a willingness to come up on stage and play along.
The company has performed around the globe, including St. Petersburg, Istanbul, Cairo, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Senegal, and throughout Europe. Arch 8 received the People’s Choice Victor Award at IPAY Montreal in 2016 for their production of Tetris, featured in the video below.
Stick around after the show for a movement workshop with the artists. Free with your ticket!
Recommended for ages 8 and up.
This project has received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation.