Mother for you I made this, ten years later. [In-Person Only]
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** Co-presented with Velocity Dance Center **
Mother for you I made this, a poignant look at the relationship between a son and his mother through the frame of his mothers schizophrenia. Set on the streets of Seattle, this dance film performance looks at mental health through a site specific landscape, speaking to change and displacement in the form of gifts to a mother. Post screening Q&A with director/performer Ezra Dickinson talking about how Mother has evolved into Ezra’s new work, Stories from the streets (working title) supported in part by 4Culture.
Mother for you I made this credits:
Directed by Ezra Dickinson
Score composed by Paurl Walsh
Filmed by Ryan Adams and Jacob Rosen,
Edited by Ryan Adams.
(Seattle, WA, USA, 2013, 45:05, in English)
About Ezra Dickinson:
Ezra Dickinson is a multidisciplinary artist and performer known for his diverse range of mediums, including ceramics, graphic design, painting, sculpture, photography, costume design, video, stop-motion animation, printmaking, woodworking, installation design, movement, dance, choreography, poetry, and acting. His mother, his first dance teacher and mentor, instilled in him a love of creative self-expression from a young age and encouraged ongoing exchange of ideas. This influence has continued to shape his work, which often engages with his mother’s experiences, including her diagnosis with schizophrenia.
Dickinson began dancing at the age of four and later earned a BFA in Dance with an emphasis in choreography from Cornish College of the Arts, where he was the recipient of several scholarships including The Merce Cunningham Scholarship, The Kreielshimer Scholarship, and The President’s Scholarship in Dance. He has danced for independent choreographers and companies such as The New Mystics, HYPERNOVA, The Maureen Whiting Company, and Saint Genet, and is co-artistic director of The Offshore Project and Actually Really.
His work has been presented at venues such as the Seattle Art Museum, On the Boards’ Mainstage, ACT Theater, Henry Art Gallery, 911 Media Arts Center, TEDX Rainier, the Northwest Film Forum, The Moore Theatre, and Velocity’s Next Fest Northwest, as well as on tour at various international festivals. His performance piece “Mother for you I made this,” produced by Velocity’s Made In Seattle program, has received widespread acclaim, and his work “Psychic Radio Star,” commissioned by On the Boards, received National Dance Project funding.
About Velocity Dance Center:
Velocity is Seattle’s incubator for experimental dance and contemporary performance. With artist-driven, community-responsive programming, Velocity provides vital resources and advocacy for one of the most active dance communities in the nation. Velocity’s programming includes classes, workshops, residencies, performances, discussions and the Seattle Festival of Dance + Improvisation.