We take that skeleton’s hand to dance between the river musics of I-95 rumble and hum to the East and the gurgle and clang of the Delaware River to the East.
The structure and nature of this project is shaped by Headlong’s collaboration with art and social practice curator Mary Jane Jacob who helped imagine an ongoing work of art in which public participation and trans-disciplinary creative practices are open to all comers even as the work itself grows and refines throughout its lifecycle. A series of reflection events in between and sometimes alongside the performance periods reinforce the discoveries made by audiences and participants through the ritual performance practice as well as suggest new directions for the performance scores in each succeeding 3-month period.
Participants, audience members, performers and creators are invited to reflection events and activities.
Reflection Event #3
Saturday, October 7, at The Skyspace (Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting)
Participants, audience members, performers and creators gathered for a meditative dawn event at a James Turrell-designed Skyspace. After watching the sun rise through Turrell’s open roof light show, we heard a presentation by Kay Larson, author of Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism and the Inner Life of Artists.
Reflection Event #2
Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Bartram's Garden
A presentation and conversation with Quiet Circus lead artist David Brick, curator and writer Mary Jane Jacob, and social choreographer Ernesto Pujol.
Reflection Event #1
Saturday, December 18, 2016 at the Asian Arts Initiative
A presentation and conversation with Quiet Circus lead artist David Brick, curator and writer Mary Jane Jacob, and Guatemalan artist, weaver and educator Hellen Ascoli.