Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Most recently, I concocted a real live dance in a yew forest in Newport, Rhode Island as part of Open for Dancing, a wonderful site-specific festival that is run biennially by Island Moving Company.

I made new friends in the cast of 30, enjoyed hawk and owl in the bird sanctuary, and led a willing audience deep into...Tales Told in the Woods. Pictured at left is Janna Pederson, a most reluctant performer who was nonetheless the perfect crone.

Look here for a slide show soon, featuring the 8 dancers from IMC's Junior Company, 14 students from Salve Regina College 4 little girls and 4 storybook characters - not to mention 3 live musicians, playing Steve Jobe's haunting yet hummable melodies.

Check out the slideshow on Youtube for a glimpse of a never-to-be-repeated event. And, yes Renzi fans, there is film footage, taken by Rocco Michaluk, who is working on a documentary about Open for Dancing, called A Sense of Place. You can bet I'll race him to concoct something more dance/film-y than documentary.

Visit the project's Kickstarter page - only 3 weeks left!

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