Wednesday, January 30, 2008

More photos of Jan 27 performance

It turned out to be a glorious winter day! The forecast had been for cold wet snow. The day before had been overcast and cold. Knowing how slippery it can get when its wet, especially on the stairs down to the waterfall, and imagining how awful it would be if someone hurt themselves (even the most experienced outdoors people can slip and sprain an ankle in this sort of terrain) I sent emails telling people to wear water and skid-proof shoes. I believe I may have scared audiences away, as not too many showed up. I have to remind myself that this is OK., part of the process. Thanks to all who did show up! Your energy was peacfeul and attentive. We felt supported and appreciated.

As it turned out, it wasn't too cold. The temperature was made more bearable by the warmth of the sun. The light brightens the spirit.

Above & below: Shavon on the edge

Above: Toshi uses a fallen tree as his musical instrument.
Below: Toshi plays the bowls

Above & below: Jumatatu lunge and arch

Above: My son Gabe on the ice

Above: Olive in the foreground and Shavon accross the creek

Olive curls up


Photos by Pepón Osorio and Gabriel Osorio-Soto

Inconspicuous: Noemí Segarra reflects on the performance Jan 27

Noemí Segarra posted this reflection on Sunday's perfomance:


today's performance

my placement

the gatekeeper

by the road

all about




observing & taking into account

the whole

the pathways


the juncture



architecture in motion




hold the space



felt warm

cold permeates as soon as we stop

don't want to stop

don't want to end

the heat


of the moment

of performing

of concentration

the flight of time

when all in de moment

bells & sounds intercepting

and containg / framing

giving us markers



Thank you Noemí!
Photos are by Pepón Osorio

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Winter Cycle Begins Jan 27 @ Livezy Waterfall

The next performance will be Sunday Jan 27 at 10:30 AM at Livezy Waterfall. The easiest way to get to the site is entering the park at Valley Green and walking south on Forbidden Drive. The site will be down to your left.

OR--- From Henry Ave enter and park at Pachella Field just across Livezy Ave. Follow the path into the park. Go north-left on Forbidden Drive. The site will be to your right.

I am looking forward to the performing challenges the winter dances pose. An important issue for us is always, what to wear? Audiences too should make sure you check the weather and or the blog first and dress appropriately as the cold can be very intense when you are outdoors for a long time. Waterproof and skid-free shoes are a must in inclement weather especially as you will have to walk a ways to get to this site.