Jane Franklin Dance has taken the word and connotation of “eyesore,” an unpleasant sight in a public place, and created “EyeSoar,” a production combining audio, video and movement highlighting the wonderful people and organizations that make up the industrial neighborhood around Theatre on the Run.
Visuals highlight buildings and land at Nelson Street, the footbridge and Jennie Dean Park. The area, with many bus routes, draws bike path users, footbridge traffic and individuals to auto repair shops, Shirlington Dog Park, New District Brewing Company and other businesses.
Interviewees include Charles Meng, Director of the Arlington Food Assistance Center, Inner Ear Studio founder Don Zientara, Mike Katrivanos of New District Brewing, Rudy Flores of Automotive Express, Travis Hackney from Weenie Beenie, Megan Carney, Dept. of Parks and Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Specialist Uzi Samee.
The program contains excerpts from “Barrier” about climate and change. Personal journeys of people and ecosystems are realized through sound and movement. You’ll hear about a fish that “looked me in the eye,” native plants and a snag, and “five lanes of traffic one way.”
Find “EyeSoar” at Theatre on the Run April 27, and May 4 at 7:30 p.m. May 11 tickets include a pre-performance reception at 6:30 p.m., silent auction, performance and celebration at New District Brewing Company. “Complete Dogness,” a family friendly matinee about a dog with bad habits, takes place on April 27 and May 4 at 4 p.m.