Monday, December 10, 2007

Photos of yesterday's performance

Olive Prince on the bridge across Mt. Airy Ave path. Photo: Deanna Bond.

Yesterday was the last performance of the Fall cycle in the One Year Wissahickon Park Project. Thanks to all who attended. The cold and rain make it less appealing for audiences to come out. We too long for the sun. At the same time dealing with the cold and dampness pushes us to go more deeply inward in the performance practice. One has to move into the center of the body, more finely and specifically.

Olive Prince and Shavon Norris. Photo: Pepon Osorio

Jumatatu Poe. Photo: Gabriel Osorio-Soto

Shavon Norris. Photo: Pepón Osorio

Merián Soto. Photo: Karen Bond

The Path. Photo: Pepón Osorio

Olive Prince. Photo: Marcelo Osorio-Soto

Noemí Segarra (center/red) and audiences: Photo: Karen Bond

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Dec 9 performance is on!

Sunday Dec 9 10:30 AM
Look for fairies along the path from Mt Airy Ave to Forbidden Drive.
Dress warm. Wear shoes with grip! See you there.

Monday, December 3, 2007

More photos of yesterday's performance

Karen Bond emailed me these photos. I love how she is playing with the light! Her photos capture something of how it feels to perform these dances. She's named them:

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Photos of Today's Performance

Today's performance at Bluebell Meadow; cold, damp, challenging, surprising. There were only four of us there — Toshi, Noemí, Shavon, and I. The space is open. We begin along a single line of trees. We had planned to work on the other side of the trees but shift our plan thinking audiences who brave the weather might watch from their cars, a sort of drive-in performance. Many of the familiar elements of the site are absent: there is no wind, no blinding sunlight creating fantastic shadows, there are no dogs for the entire performance!

We begin. Don't question, just commit to the work and stay connected to ourselves, each other, and the environment; find ways to generate heat from the inside.

Photos are by Pepón Osorio and Gabriel Osorio-Soto.

Today's performance is on!

10:30 AM
Bluebell Meadow

Saturday, December 1, 2007

It looks like it will be COLD tomorrow!

The weather forecast for tomorrow is cold with some snow and wind. Unless it becomes a storm we will be performing. If you plan to brave the weather make sure you wear protective clothing.

Its easy to get to Bluebell Meadow by car. From Center City, take Lincoln Drive to Rittenhouse Lane (1st traffic light on Lincoln Drive). Turn right. Go to Wissahickon Ave (first traffic light), turn left. Go to Walnut Lane (2nd traffic light), turn left. Follow Walnut Lane towards Henry Ave. Go around the circle on Walnut Lane so that you are heading back towards Wissahickon. The first right past the circle is the entrance to Bluebell Park.

From Chestnut Hill: Take Wissahickon Ave to Walnut Lane (last street before Lincon Drive). Turn right. Follow instructions above. Hope to see you there!