Last week I presented a “new” branch dance piece. I say “new” because these practices were developed 2 ½ years ago when I was creating SoMoS, and ambitious site specific work in a sprawling North Philadelphia municipal parking lot ( see blog entries from 2012).
From the first rehearsals of these group dances in Conwell Dance Theater in 2012, I was excited by the shifting landscapes created by the dancers and branches in the clean, contained theatrical space.
Below is a video of recent rehearsals. The wonderful group of dancers includes Marion Ramírez, Olive Prince, Melissa Clark, Jung Woong Kim, Silvana Cardell, Robert Bingham, Colleen Hooper, Elisa Davis, Katie Jasmin, and Molly Shanahan. More to come.
The shifting landscape of The Practice of Peace: