Choreographer Rosy Simas has been delving into the oral histories of her family's past as research for her current project. "We Wait in Darkness" is a multimedia performance installation inspired by the lives of the Seneca women in her family. Collaborating with French composer François Richomme, Simas most deeply explores the life of her grandmother, Clarinda Waterman, through movement, sound, and images. Starting this week, Simas will be in residence at All My Relations Gallery, where she'll be present in the space on Fridays and Sundays from 11:30 to 3:30 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. She'll also be performing 10-minute dances at noon and 2 p.m. on each of those days. The opening reception, which will include a blessing by Dennis Jones; a panel discussion on contemporary Native performance by Marcie Rendon, Heid E. Erdrich, Simas, and Rhiana Yazzie; and time for socializing, takes place on Thursday, June 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. Other special events include a discussion with Jacqueline Shea Murphy on Friday, June 20, at noon and with Laura Waterman Wittstock on Saturday, June 28, at 1 p.m. The piece will later premiere as an evening-length work at Red Eye Theater from July 9-12. For more details, visit... More >>>