This week the dancers in our Summer Intensive have been working with Banning to, as she says, "look at the emotional impact of architecture: how proximity, scale, texture, and temperature of an object can affect our emotional response to our surroundings." To do this, she asked each dancer to select a location or object in Centennial Park (statue, tree, Parthenon, rope fence) and make observations based on their proximity to that location/object. Their changing proximity resulted in alterations of scale, texture and temperature. They then returned to the studio, where they used their field research to develop a movement vocabulary.
So far they've choreographed the first draft of a 15-minute dance and this Friday we'll be showcasing their work in a site-specific installation in Centennial Park.
Come join us! It's happening at 5pm at the Centennial Park Arts and Activities Center (211 27th Avenue North). Meet us inside at Studio A and then we'll all venture outside.
Free parking is available throughout the Park.
Hope to see you there!