ACME Screening Room presents the film “Fire and Ashes” plus discussion and presentation by Mark Roxey and members of the Roxey Ballet, at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27.
“Fire and Ashes” is a one-hour film that goes behind the scenes with composer Shinji Eshima and San Francisco Ballet resident choreographer Yuri Possokhov as they recount their collaboration with the original cast of RAkU.
It brings together a confluence of eastern and western cultures in music, literature, philosophy and dance. Raku pottery prizes spontaneity in the interaction of fire and falling ashes and the documentary and performance film capture the beauty of both traditional Japanese pottery and the novel “The Golden Temple” by the Japanese author Mishima.
Mark Roxey, director and founder of the Roxey Ballet Company, professional dance company of Mill Ballet School, Lambertville, N.J., will speak about the choreographic process and where he gets his inspiration and ideas for choreography and production design.
Professional artists from the Roxey Ballet Company will present excerpts from some spring season works, including “Carmina Burana,” “Cinderella,” and “We vs. C.” A lobby reception will follow the performance.
Tickets are $15 ($10 members) for the film plus discussion and performance. Visit acmescreeningroom.org
. The ACME Screening Room is located at 25 S. Union St., Lambertville.