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Theatre in Motion Wins Worldwide Music Video Distinction from VSA International

William Dembaugh and Ina White in Echo Lake Park, Mountainside. Credits: Leslie Fanelli

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Artistic Director Leslie Fanelli of Theatre in Motion of New Providence is participating in VSA International's upcoming “40 Days Around the World Digital Arts Festival” that will showcase the artistic creations by people of all abilities and disabilities.

Fanelli has created two orchestral music videos with American Sign Language that highlight The Father of American Landscape Architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted and his man-made landscapes. Olmsted parks in Union County are featured, as well as New York City’s Central Park. The Olmsted Firm created panoramas throughout New Jersey, other parts of the United States and Canada. 

William Dembaugh of New Providence sings the role of “Olmsted.”  He is the former lead tenor of the New York City Opera. In addition, most of the featured performers are proud New Jersey artists with multiple disabilities. Disability Pride is a theme as bright as the vivid, naturalistic, Olmstedian scenery. 

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These music videos will be specifically showcased on July 3 at www.40days.vsatn.org. Theatre in Motion will be collaborating with Persoanimages of France and VSA Tennessee in a multi-media celebration of Hope.

The full 40 Days Around the World Digital Arts Festival will be unveiled on the internet on June 16 at www.40days.vsatn.org.

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