Photo credit: Paul Antico

Dancing in public parks (2010)

For this experiment I collaborated with Public Practice Performance Artist, Paige Tighe to build a series of dances in public parks. Four performers and the two of us spent four months exploring dance in public spaces. We mixed improvisational scores, tight choreography, Situationists’ tactics and athletic partnering to create a dialogue between the senses and landscape, to surprise onlookers into becoming an audience and perhaps even inspire some of the spectators to become participants. We became a travelling group of guerilla dancers that performed the same piece in three different locations – the beach, a small neighborhood park and the vista of Baldwin Hills Overlook. The first two performances were unannounced and performed for an audience of chance.