Odyssea at the 2024 Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

Screening live:
  C ARTS | C Aquila
  Roman Eagle Lodge, 2 Johnston Terrace
  July 31–August 4, 2024
  11:00–11:45 AM
  Tickets: £4
  Click here to buy tickets!

Online On-Demand:
  August 2–31, 2024
  Tickets: £3
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This 30-minute dance-on-film follows the epic journey of Odyssea, a curious sea traveler, as she encounters the local flora and fauna of fantastical realms. To match the scale of the scenery created by mixed-media 3D artist Raphaela McCormack, choreographer Mariah Steele performs this one-woman dance with only her hands, set to original music by composer Yoshiko Arahata with videography by Hans Rinderknecht. Across biomorphic landscapes, this playful and poignant tale of encountering difference promises to make the familiar feel excitingly unfamiliar again.

"This seems impossible... it’s obvious deep thought has gone into every choice."

"Odyssea is clever, vibrant and poignant storytelling at its very best."

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Watch the Odyssea trailer!

Odyssea is winning awards!

  Winner – Best Experimental Film:
  Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival, April 2024

  Certificate of Merit for Originality & Creativity:
  2024 Rochester International Film Festival

  Semi-Finalist for Best Experimental Film:
  Cleveland Arthouse Film Awards, Summer 2024

  Semi-Finalist for Best Experimental Film:
  Edinburgh Film Awards, Winter 2024

  Semi-Finalist for Best Experimental Film:
  Stockholm Short Film Festival, 2024

  Official Selection:
  Madrid International Short Film Festival, 2024

  Official Selection:
  Munich New Wave Short Film Festival, 2024

  Official Selection:
  New York Tri-State International Film Festival, 2024

  Official Selection:
  Roma Short Film Festival, 2024

  Official Selection:
  Seoul International Short Film Festival, 2024

  Official Selection:
  Tokyo International Short Film Festival, 2024

  Honorable Mention – Experimental Film:
  2024 LA Underground Film Forum

Shining Lights

Working with photographer Ganesh Ramachandran, a long-time Quicksilver Dance collaborator, Mariah has published a new children's book!

"Shining Lights" recounts the joys and anxieties of a young Bharata Natyam dancer's Arangetram. In the words of one Amazon reviewer: "Shining Lights" is simple yet powerful- it deftly captures the range of intense emotions that accompany any dedicated preparation and performance. I wish I had had such a book to read as a child growing up in the US.... I intend to share this book widely with my young dance students. (Check out more great reviews here!)

More info and purchasing at: www.shantiarts.co.

We now have a tax-deductible donation option!

Quicksilver Dance is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Quicksilver Dance must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Fractured Atlas has both online and check donation options. If you prefer giving online, please do so through our page on Fractured Atlas’ website: fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/quicksilver-dance.

If you prefer donating by check, the check should be made out to “Fractured Atlas.” Please contact us for the mailing address.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Interested in dance and peacebuilding?

Mariah is available to give lectures about using dance in peacebuilding, based on her thesis from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. A successful guest lecture at Emerson College was described by the professor as "Fascinating, well-delivered and compelling because it brings out the hidden power of dance." Please email quicksilverdance@gmail.com with inquiries.

Want to commission a dance?

You can join in Quicksilver's creative process while supporting the dancers by commissioning a dance or a dance-on-film! We'll work closely with you to create a unique collaboration. The dance-on-film also makes a wonderful, memorable gift for anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Please enjoy our first dance-on-film, commissioned in 2012, and our second dance-on-film, commissioned in 2013; and contact us for more information.

Quicksilver Dance, a modern/contemporary dance company directed by Mariah Steele,
was founded in Cambridge, MA from 2010, relocated to Oakland, CA in 2015, and has
been located in Rochester, NY since 2018. Using anthropological inquiry and artistic
exploration, our dances delve into contemporary and timeless issues to inspire
reflection and imagination and to spark new perspectives and cross-cultural dialogue.

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