Silent Sky

El Ávila, Venezuela, 1998

Silent Sky, 1998

Photo credits: José Ortega

Silent Sky, 1998

Is 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 the performance narrative. Silent Sky was commissioned by Vivine Scarlett to be presented at Dance Immersion Dance Series

Dance Immersion is also an arts organization that serves "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 Toronto's Harbourfront du Maurier Theater and produced in part with support from the Laidlaw Foundation and the Toronto Arts Council.

Choreography, story and directing: Livia Daza Paris

Camera: Manuel Gruber Paris

Sound engineering: Edgardo Moreno

Voices: Alba Daza and Livia Daza-Paris

Film features:

Alba Daza (girl)

Felix Oropeza (father)

Special thanks to María Alejandra Gruber Paris, Angel Sánchez and José Ortega.

For more information see related work:

Bedtime Story

Silent Sky, 1998

Part one of video presented with life performance

Silent Sky, 1998

Part two of video presented with life performance