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The Cedars Union will host the world premiere of “Breaking Shadows,” as part of the inaugural partnership with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's SOLUNA festival. Jennifer Wester, an interdisciplinary artist and former professional figure skater, will transform a section of The CU's parking lot into a skating rink for this one-night-only event. An atmospheric original musical composition of sounds harvested from Wester's skates will accompany the performance.
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– Jennifer Smart,
– Michael Granberry,
Dallas Morning News
Jennifer Wester is a multimedia artist with a degree in Computing and the Arts from Yale University. Prior to which she compiled an extensive resume in figure skating, including 5 years on Team USA in international competition and multiple professional ice shows and tours. A native of Dallas, she returned to the city in 2016 and now resides in Oak Cliff where she is currently expanding her artistic portfolio of works centering on life-long passions.
The body without a shadow is a body in the dark. The shadow without a canvas is an infinite projection of invisibility. Movement needs parameters to be received just as a viewer needs perspective.
Breaking Shadows employs ice-skating as the medium to explore the play of shadows of the self – how they interact with each another and with the body. It captures and presents perspectival shifts of the self as its focus moves from the figure to umbra and back again and while the skater’s form flows through space simultaneously in motion and motionless.
The work creates an experiential commentary on the often-overlooked components of the self that make up the whole. An atmospheric musical composition of sounds harvested from ice-skating will accompany the performance, transforming an empty parking lot into a skating rink of enlightenment.