DUCK DANCES @ DUSK DANCES / Q and A
SUSAN: Our first update was sent to our volunteer movers last night. You can read it here.
ILZE: Hi, I’d like to know a little more about the piece.
SUSAN: Great. Ask away!
ILZE: Has it been already choreographed and is this a restaging of it?
SUSAN: No, it’s a new creation. It premieres on July 9th at Crab Park Portside. As you’ll see when you join the process next week, we’ve been working in the park for about a month now to compose and design the work. The movement is being created on the bodies of the five Dance Captains, so that they can teach and lead the groups of movers who’ll be learning and performing with them. The part that makes it come alive are the people who perform it – each individual transforms it because each person moves in a unique way.
ILZE: Who is the choreographer?
SUSAN: Not one but three, working together: choreographers Jennifer Mascall and Amber Funk Barton, and I’m with them as a dramaturge.
ILZE: How many performers are you expecting?
SUSAN: 25 of us, so far – as the event approaches, we hope more will come. Within the dance there are a variety of roles/tasks for movers. If you know someone who’d like to join us tell them to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s the invite:
ILZE: How long is the performance?
SUSAN: DUCK DANCES @ DUSK DANCES is 10 minutes long. It is the first of four dances of about the same length, in an evening program that begins in Crab Park at 7pm on July 9,10 and 11th. (Dress rehearsal is the night before, on July 8th)
ILZE: What level of dance ability are you expecting?
SUSAN: No specific level of dance ability is required. Can’t wait to start working with you.