The projects in the queue are just about completed.
Bill Ruyle created traveling music on the dulcimer, which you're listening to right now. For the dance they're working on, I got to sample some of the rich sounds of Culai by Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin.
As for the whittling and wondering: It's whittled down about as far as it can go. Whether it's worth it: it has the feel of a work-in-progress about a work-in-progress. Here's the synopsis:
Tomfoolery and unfinished business means they could be headed for just any rehearsal, framed by a sly revelation about the sources of inspiration.
There's not a whole lot of sturm und drang in that narrative. But there's some truth to it: what we do in the studio is work - as well as play. A lot feeds into it - on the way from Grand Central to the beach, with movement sometimes taken from real life events. Its 7 minutes reflect something true about the delicate piecing together of thoughts toward movement - and the assembling of the particular human beings that bring both to life.
You'll notice I only share trailer-length versions here, which may seem a little stingy. I hope to pique your interest, and I'm also holding out for a public viewing, and/or a larger screen. However, for the price of an email, or a comment below, I'm happy to send you a link to the full version of any of these enticements.
Or, for a public viewing on a larger screen, join me for A Thousand Miles from the Sea, which is showing in an evening jointly presented by the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance and DFA, and featuring works by Dana Gingris, Danielle Kipnis, Daniel Gwirtzman, Vrinda Sheth, Christine Turner and Ina Sotirova. It's always a party at BAAD!
Thursday, May 14th at 7:00 pm at BAAD. Free.