The impact of climate change, from rising sea levels to rising temperatures is often expressed through charts and data. But one Bay Area choreographer wants to help audiences see and feel climate change from a new perspective. Producer Sheraz Sadiq takes us backstage with ODC Dance company’s production of “Dead Reckoning.”
Sonja Hinrichsen’s snow drawings
Imagine working days at a time to create a massive work of public art, only to have it disappear overnight. That’s a risk Oakland-based artist Sonja Hinrichsen has learned to embrace, working with snow as her canvas. Producer Lori Halloran and photographer Blake McHugh strapped on their snowshoes to follow Hinrichsen as she attempted her first snow drawing in the high Sierras.
How simple can an image become and still be recognizable? That’s what visual artist Jim Campbell explores in his work, using thousands of LED lights. From up close, the lights seem to blink at random, but take a step back and your eyes begin to connect the dots. Producer Monica Lam and photographer Aaron Drury go inside Campbell’s workshop.
For more than a decade, the Threshold Choir has been using music to ease the journey through the final days of life. They write and perform original music to people in hospice care. The choir was started by three California women and has grown to include international chapters. Producer Rachel Berger brings us their story.