Well, here we are at the edge of the apocalypse. Dance is now largely an online phenomenon, unless you can find an open landscape to jam with masks. The Big Red Dance Project is on hold, but we are working behind the scenes. I’ve been co-choreographing a duet with colleague Andrea. We meet in a beautiful park and just keep it going. This is a welcomed relief in this time, along with our group zoom calls. Artistic Director Gerri Houlihan will be offering an online modern (Limon/Lubovitch) class online this September. Gratitude!
The summer Dance For Health symposium in Ireland (sponsored by theKildare County Council) is postponed to July 2021. Hope springs eternal!
I miss ballroom terribly, as well, and do partake of the weekly online ‘tea dances.’ I’ve also spent the summer investigating Renaissance and Baroque dance – quite a jump, literally and figuratively, from modern – or even ballroom. Trying to imagine these women wearing 20 pound dresses and 10 pound wigs and makeup, torso poised and erect, making mincy steps and balletic little sautés…phew!
Living Traditions continues ONLINE at Joy of Movement Studio in Pittsboro, starting September. JOIN ME!
Human Origami continues ad lib and online – when soundscape artist Jude Casseday and I decide to get together and jam TBA. Preview a Human Origami improvisational duet of folding while aging. Film director Elisabeth Barbier of ICI & Now was the third mover in the room as she recorded the session.