Silent Sky | Cielo silente

El Ávila, Venezuela 1998

Silent Sky 1998

Photo: José Ortega
Silent Sky A solo multimedia piece that journeys on an intimate and magical memory of a child's loss of her father during Venezuela's revolutionary movement in the 1960s.
This is my first work integrating a visual narrative into a dance performance. The use of filmed images becomes a device to expand my dance performance as it explored complicated content.
Choreography, story, directing: Livia Daza ParisCamera: Manuel Gruber Paris Sound engineering: Edgardo MorenoVoices: Alba Daza and Livia Daza-ParisFilm features:Alba Daza (girl)Felix Oropeza (father)
Special thanks to Manuel Gruber Paris, María Alejandra Gruber Paris, Angel Sánchez and José Ortega.
Silent Sky 1998Part one of video presented with live performance
Silent Sky 1998Part two of video presented live performance
Silent Sky was commissioned by Vivine Scarlett to be presented at Dance Immersion Dance Series Dance Immersion functions "as an arts organization serving dancers, choreographers, teachers and the general public who express themselves through dance, their culture, and concerns of the African Canadian population".
The work was premiered at the Toronto's Harbourfront du Maurier Theater, and produced in part with support from the Laidlaw Foundation and the Toronto Arts Council.