Our online performance “Among Flowers in Bloom” is an interdisciplinary presentation of dance, classical music and art installation. It is a collaboration between myself, choreographer and dance artist Julie Rothschild and musicians Emily Bowman and David Crowe.
All videos were made in isolation: Emily Bowman and David Crowe recorded their beautiful music inspired by the idea of the art installation which is walking lightly on earth. Julie Rothschild made a film of her dance as if she was moving around and within the imaginary art installation, responding to the artwork’s narrative in the space of her own studio. While combining these independent recordings, I imagined the music to which Julie was dancing to and merged visuals from my art installation with both the rhythm of the music and the dance.
With this collaborative project, I intended to encourage walking lightly on earth. The installation includes 450 hand-made silk flowers in the form of an LED-illuminated narrow path which appears to be rising at one end to suggest disappearance and impermanence. This collaboration is the result of an ‘integrated process’ during when Julie and myself stepped into the other’s area of expertise providing input for each other creating new vocabularies.
This project is funded in part by sponsorship from the City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture. I would like to thank Adriana Paola who helped me with the making of the flowers and John Wigginton for his generous support on lighting.
You may enjoy our online performance here.