photo by sally cohn

photo by sally cohn


Blue of Distance (Film) 
Vantage Point

Performing for the first time at the MV Performing Arts Center

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Location: Performing Arts Center, Oak Bluffs

$25 General Admission
$15 Seniors, Students and Military
$5 Children under 12
Behind the Counter and Membership discounts apply

Artist Talk Back as part of Art Week Boston following the performance (est. 8pm). Free event. 


'atlas' delves into the internal map that is the human experience of the self.  The performers exist between universes: longing at once for the past—maps already charted and traversed—and for the future, a map that has yet to be drawn.  ‘atlas’ is a journey; one of self discovery and the building, breaking, and resurrecting of relationship, as bodies move through a brief moment in time and space, supporting one another along the various pathways and creating a map together. 

Blue of Distance is a work inspired by what identity means to the individual. The film version is directed by Martha’s Vineyard film director, Danielle Mulcahy. The film was premiered in 2015 as a part of The Yard’s 2015 Yard Arts Season.

Vantage Point is inspired by natural lines, intersections, vast openness, the architectural elements of landscapes. Jesse Keller and Alison Manning create a moving landscape of bodies, manipulating and inhabiting the space simultaneously, playing with and adjusting the audience’s perspective, allowing the viewer to take in the whole scene or view details of each body/view point in the space. There is time to take in the scenery; time may erode the cliff but a new view is found - or created.

ArtWeek is an award-winning bi-annual creative festival featuring more than 150 unique, unexpected, and creative experiences that are participatory, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. Born in Boston, ArtWeek has grown so rapidly since its 2013 launch that it now serves communities throughout all of Eastern Massachusetts.
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DanceTheYard presents the artistic endeavors of Yard's Executive Director and Co-Producer, Alison Manning and Yard Director of Island Programs and Education, Jesse Keller. Since forming, DTY has presented their work at The Yard, MV Hebrew Center, The MV Film Festival, NACHMO Boston, ACDFA East Central, and the Women in Motion Festival. Now in its seventh year, DanceTheYard reveals the artistry behind the names and faces you have come to know throughout the season.