A collaborative exhibition featuring works by Rosemary Feit Covey and contemporary dance-theater performance by BosmaDance, Reality Confront End is a powerful multi-disciplinary project that explores the recurring nature of loss and healing throughout human life.
From the artist, Rosemary Feit Covey: “For three years I was commissioned to chronicle David Welch, a young man with a brain tumor. He sought to ?nd artistic meaning in his life and above all else, he insisted on an honest portrayal of his experience. His last coherent words before his recent death were “REALITY. CONFRONT. END.” I gained additional understanding of these most profound of human experiences while developing a collaborative work with Meisha Bosma with cancer survivors from Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts. The idea was to further our own experience, so as to portray artistically these ineffable subjects. We attempted to cross the divide between the experience of serious illness and loss and understanding of another’s suffering culminating with the exhibition and performance that has meaning.”
Choreographed and directed by Meisha Bosma
The BosmaDance presents Eternal Return, an evening-length performance that explores the recurring nature of loss and healing throughout human life. Losing what we have can crush us, but it also holds the power to transform if we allow it. We can choose to shield ourselves with a protective shell, blunting our emotions toward an unwanted reality, or we can turn what is painful and inexplicable into a source of strength and renewed purpose. In collaboration with Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts, Eternal Return draws from personal stories of those living with illness. By looking at the hard reality of life and death questions, Eternal Return moves from the personal to the universal – and the shared humanity that makes us one.
In the Eternal Return of loss, we are compelled to ?nd ourselves over and over again.