The Mystical Soul - Photos by Dean Tomlinson
On November 3rd 2016 Jennifer Nichols and I embarked on an adventure of performing a solo violin and dance piece at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Together we chose The Biber Passacaglia for solo violin as the work, and Jennifer choreographed an incredible 10 minute dance to go along with the piece. The real catch however was the room, and background of the piece. it was an unbelievable painting by Edvard Munch, called The Sunrise. This gorgeous painting hung on the wall just behind Jennifer and I as we danced and played our piece in the gallery three times over the course of the evening. Minutes before we started each set, the crowd would form, eagerly anticipating the performance, which for them, and us, was incredibly unique as there were so many variables! The audience was constantly pushing forward into our performance space to be able to see clearer, yet Jennifer's dance moves kept pushing everyone back again as the circles and movements around the painting as well as myself got bigger and bigger. It was definitely one of those, you had to be there moments in creating art, as so many situations are in the world of art, however Dean Tomlinson, house photographer of the AGO took some gorgeous action shots, and I just thought it would be so lovely to share them with all of you. Please enjoy, and we so look forward to having another chance to make this performance happen again!
on tour. kickin it. playin.