August 14 – Second Nature: an evening of cinema, live performance, and deep discussion
Truth or Consequences: Second Nature, is a unification of film, dance, music, and conversation that delves into the significance of Slavic cultural stories and experiences. The salon will include a full screening of HDD’s newest dance film series, “Counterintelligence: The Story of Sister Alyonushka and Brother Ivanushka’,’ a contemporary reimagining of the Russian folktale told in a tongue and cheek telenovela style. The film characters will then be brought to life through an exciting live performance of the story’s epilogue featuring dancers from the telenovela and Artistic Director Heidi Duckler will speak on an expert panel about topics relating to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Guests will enjoy wine, snacks, and great conversation as we behold beautiful beginnings in the world of creation and collaboration. As we navigate through our confusing and complex world, this special event encourages us to come together through the arts to explore innovative ideas, make meaningful connections, and challenge our typical ways of thinking and being.