UCR Department of Dance
Created and Performed by Talia Mason
MFA Candidate in Experimental Choreography
Joel Mejia Smith, MFA Committee Chair
Water Lines is a multimedia autoethnographic dive into childhood and ancestral memories and connections to bodies of water. Water Lines explores the function of memory live in performance. The piece equally explores the collisions between parts of Talia’s religious and spiritual identity.
This work is presented by the University of California, Riverside, Department of Dance and created in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Experimental Choreography.
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April 22-25, 2021
Water Lines will be performed live at Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, Maryland
Live performances on Zoom: Free and open to the public.
Register in advance for these performances:
April 22, Thursday, 5:00 P.M. EST
April 23, Friday, 6:00 P.M. EST
April 24, Saturday, 6:00 P.M. EST
April 25, Sunday, 2:00 P.M. EST
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the performance.
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Talia Mason is the recipient of a Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship, Gluck Fellowships, and an MFA Graduate Fellowship. Talia studied at Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and her choreography has been in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Movement Research’s Open Performance, and Fringearts’ Scratch Night. Field Notes on Remembering, a collaboration with Christina Catanese, premiered at Bartram’s Garden with the oldest ginkgo tree in North America. Talia taught Movement full time to preschool-Kindergarteners at Greene Towne Montessori in Philadelphia. She has led community-oriented engagements for Dance Exchange and her current research looks at process and performance as sites of memory in understanding her Jewish American ancestry. Talia is a multidisciplinary artist interested in deconstructing and reconstructing spiritual experiences in performance. For more information visit: http://www.taliamason.com/news or @t.mason.dance
Image credit: Talia Mason. Water Lines, digital artwork, 2020
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