Monday, September 29, 2008

About the October 12 Event

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM: Low Tide Dance Installation along the shore and throughout upland trails
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Discussion of ideas, reactions and snacks
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Individual site exploration. Sunset performance begins around 4:45 PM
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM: Sunset performance concludes on dune

3-D Photo by Gerald Marks


1. Eyes Closed
- Responding to smells and sounds
- Getting a sense of scope and volume of the site through these senses
- Spend some time on the ground locating the volume of your own body using ground as a reference

2. Eyes Open
- Notice and respond to details of shape, color, visual depth
- Horseshoe crabs have five sets of eyes- imagine you have five sets along your spine
- Right eye sees blue, left eye sees red
- Associate movements with shape or color

3. Dredging and Filling
- Body fills with berries, squeeze them out
- Body fills with oil, oil seeps out of skin
- Body fills with glass, crushing and breaking glass
- Bones to bone dust
- Let all integrate

4. Mirroring
- Texture, density, movement direction and quality
- Embody, can be all changing or pick one to explore

5. Cultural Forms
- Allow pedestrian movement or choreography that you remember or are currently working on to become part of your experience
- Notice the differences between “organic” and “cultural” ways of and reasons for moving

6. Memory
- Partnering the past and present- select a moment of memory of the site from the last event (or from earlier today) and follow the memory through movement being aware of today, the sun, air, smell, etc.

7. Awarenes
- Let all of the above integrate as you move towards the shore

3-D Photo by Gerald Marks


- Start on the ground (be very careful of glass) thinking of all of us as an island land mass
- Start slowly shifting and reshaping the land mass
- As we move towards the dune, movements get bigger, off the ground, further apart, but with the idea that we are still part of a land mass

3-D Photo by Gerald Marks
All events are free and open to the public. Dancers include Rebecca Brooks, Tamara Riewe, Colin Stilwell and Sarah White.
Video, Film, Photography or any other form of visual documentation are all welcome.
See you there,
Jerry, Sarah and Angel

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