Night Descends on Svalbard
Camilo Quiroz-Vazquez and Ellpetha Tsivicos
January 29 @ 830pm
on a split bill with Anabella Lenzu's The night that you stopped acting/La noche que dejaste de actuar
Three researchers at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway are forced to confront the night, after being stranded, as the season of 24 hour sunlight comes to an end.
Produced by One Whale’s Tale
A collaboration of Camilo Quiroz-Vazquez and Ellpetha Tsivicos featuring Michelle Uranowitz
This show explores isolation, rejuvenation, our connection to the moon, the lonely beauty of the Arctic, and the fear of the dark.
The show was inspired by Ellpetha’s recent discovery that she is .25% Viking Hunter gatherer, the only portion of her DNA that was not West Asian, North African + Hellenic (a fact that has now been disproven, she is in fact 100% from where she is from). Ellpetha’s fascination with the Arctic combined with a deep anxiety that swells at night, and the isolation we have all been experiencing led us to this idea. “Night Descends on Svalbard'' explores the unease that comes with isolation, and a lack of control. Set in the harsh Arctic tundra, we examine our ancient relationship with the Moon, the changing of the seasons, and the Northern Lights guided by Hellenic mysticism, the Popol Vuh, and David Byrne.