Sunday, June 04, 2006

Multimedia performance Dance in Motion

I had read about Art in Motion in the May 24 issue of The Independent, and hoped to see their performance last Sunday, May 28, but couldn't get there - we went immediately after the show and could see that the outdoor dance/painting group of artists from Italy must have put on a unique show. Thankfully, they also performed today at Southern Village in Chapel Hill, where we saw them, and are performing this Friday (at 6p) at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro, where we may venture out to see them again.

Quoting from the May 24 Independent:

The Goathouse Gallery--Looking for a few new names in modern dance? It's two weeks until American Dance Festival reconvenes, but Italian sculptor and Chatham County transplant Siglinda Scarpa has invited dancers/choreographers Cinzia Fiaschi and Cristina Mazzoni and musician Dario Arcidiacono from the old country to fuse disciplines in an outdoor performance at Scarpa's studio at 680 Alton Alston Road, today at 2 p.m. and tomorrow at 11 a.m. Sounds like an excursion to remember. Pay what you will.
What an interesting contemporary, abstract performance it was tonight! Two dancers, initially cocooned within a white gauze, slowly (over maybe half an hour or more) emerged to naturalistic spoken word/atmospheric music. A third dancer painted bold strokes of color onto portions of the gauze, and later painted upon a canvas.

The performance was right in tune with the lovely outdoor setting where films are shown in the spring and summer. The weather was ideal - pleasantly cool and overcast. And the timing was perfect; within a minute or two of the end, it started to rain.

It's difficult to believe that the American Dance Festival is about to begin! Last year I think that I saw each artist who came, and hope to make most of them again this year.


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