At last night's dress rehearsal for Constellation Half-Remembered, I watched the white-and-black clad bodies of the dancers flow around my latest, three-dimensional painting and felt a thrill of satisfaction.
An idea that began with a word and a vision suddenly was real.
I can't wait to see how it looks with lighting, and the other secret surprise elements I have planned. Not to mention the music by Amy Denio and Beth Fleenor, projections by Katherine Padberg, and lighting by Amiya Pennebaker-Brown.
Amy and Beth were sitting on the floor near me with their clarinets as the late sun came through the windows and the dancers rehearsed their sections, with names that mean something only to them, like "kelp forest" and "scooby snacks". Then they got up and moved around the dancers, their voices resonating in the high-ceilinged space as the evening sun came in the windows.
Open Flight Studio suddenly felt full of light, sound, movement and this wonderful atmosphere of collaboration. I feel lucky to be a part of this project.
Happy 4th, everyone! I'm celebrating independence on a ladder with plastic, paint, blue tape and scissors. Okay and later, if all goes well, beer and fireworks.
I hope you'll come and see for yourself. Three shows this weekend: