FOOTAGE: Rittenhouse Square (13 min)
A mobile, durational performance, This is disaster
management has lived in parks & on stages and its
proposal is to work intimately together in public,
performing recovery, resilience, and adaptation.
Created from a US perspective, during the fateful year
2016*, we decided we must gather together, wherever
possible (remember: the US spends annually on the Arts
what France, for example, spends on Dance alone…), to
make something beautiful, intentional, multi-dimensional,
The choreography unfolds with 6
dancers (including a soloist local to each city we tour, who
is always dressed in a blue work suit), by way of
compromise, real-time decision making, simultaneous action,
turn-taking, and concerted effort.
* To remount this work, any fateful year will do.
Photo Credit: In a gesture to further localize this performance project, spectators/witnesses were provided disposable cameras to document each event. Needless to say, the best photos were those taken by the kids for whom we babysit.
Choreography and Concept by marion storm
Performance and Live Composition by Aye Eckerson, Leanna Grennan, Kareem Hewitt, Izzy K. Jackson, Esha Kallianpur, Ella Misko, and marion storm
This work was performed at Leakin Park (Baltimore), Rittenhouse Square (Philadelphia), 6th Street Community Garden (Brooklyn), Chez Bushwick Studio, Center for Performance Research, and Park Slope Community Day.