Sunday, September 23, 2012
Dancing in the Street
Visually, it's small and unassuming, tenement lined. I found a chair and watched a stream of dance companies perform, and then this performance artist, attached to a plastic tube attached to a garden hose. She wore a plastic dress reminiscent of a hospital gown. The dress began to slowly full of water. As if unaware, the artist danced in the dress, her movements slowing as the dress got heavier. It was both visually and theoretically fascinating. What could it be a metaphor for? Moving through tight and or heavy places. Too easy, probably.
Eventually, she collapsed on the street and began to leak, bleed water. It looked both alarming and lovely. I have a line-up of outdoor events today, including Circus Amok. I love that just because summer is officially over it doesn't mean we all have to move inside yet.