Eva Carrozza: Fall of the Beloved

dance performance
convent

Section

Media & Resources

Classification

ArchiveArtistProfile

Artist

Eva Carrozza

Project

Growthrings

Venue

Plasy Monastery

"The Baroque setting of cloister Plasy provided the opportunity to make a dance exploring extremes of contrast: High & Low, Dark & Soft, the Spiritual & the Base. “Fall of the Beloved” was conceived on a staircase in the convent. The cross – atop the convent – draped with the serpent, a symbol of Knowledge, appears to either be clinging to or slipping away. It was in view through the window on the landing between the 1st and 2nd floors. In this location, I assumed the role of a tragic figure fallen from grace, the Angel of Light, or Satan, El, the most beloved of God´s angels, who was expelled from the heavens. The dance, which was accompanied by musician Michael Delia on his “violahue” (an instrument made in Plasy), was a sequence of spiraling, falling and reacting down the stairs in a lament from the loss of God, and also in acceptance of the ground bellow."

Eva Carrozza, 1993


Eva Carrozza is an American dancer, she studied contemporary and modern dance in NYC. Her final year in college, she performed with The Joyce Trisler Danscompany in a revival of Trisler’s Rite of Spring, and from there performed and toured with The Jean Erdman Theatre of Dance, The Doris Humphrey Repertory Dance Ensemble, and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company.  She choregraphed and presented her own works in concerts at the Merce Cunningham Studio, St. Mark’s Church, and the Mulberry Street Theatre. She taught at Sandra Cameron’s, and joined the teaching staff at Dancing Classrooms where she is now a Senior Teaching Artist.  Dancing Classrooms are essentially social skills wrapped in partner dance; an opportunity to be elegant, and work with classmates in a polite and respectful way.  She is guest faculty at School of American Ballet and continues to teach private lessons in Argentine tango.