Dance, Theatre and Science
A thrilling collaboration with choreographers Helen Hansen French and Paula Kramer, actors Eugenie Bondurant and Chris Rutherford, dancers Helen Hansen French, Alex Jones, Erin Cardinal, Brian Fidalgo II and viola player A.J. Vaughan, on a dance-theatre sequence inspired by science and commissioned by Creative Loafing Tampa for the GASP! Fringe Festival on March 16, 2018 at the Tampa Museum of Art. Three gorgeous performances, a reprise the next week at The Studio@620 in St. Petersburg and a thoroughly fulfilling experience.
Flicker, the Fire section, was featured in City Theatre Miami’s Virtual Shorts on May 28, 2020 – performed by Stephon Duncan, directed by Margaret Ledford.
Airborne, the Air section, was published in The Uncommon Grackle in December 2020.
So glad to be part of the St Pete Arts Alliance’s annual SPF Festival, with a free performance of Air-Earth-Fire-Water on the steps of the Museum of Fine Arts, Thursday, October 25 at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. With actors Eugenie Bondurant and Ned Averill-Snell, dancers Helen Hansen French, Alex Jones, Brian Fidalgo and Samantha Miller, and viola player A.J. Vaughan.
– Photos by Tom Kramer, except where noted
The rehearsal process was a beautiful adventure, with the script as a starting point and everyone’s ideas helping to build a spectacular, funny and moving performance.
Air. . . Airborne
A scientist who studies movement imagines flying while stuck in traffic.
Earth. . . Physics Boogie
A professor livens up her class by using dance to illustrate the principles of physics.
Fire. . . Flicker
A quantum physicist muses on the routine unpredictability of life and love.
Water. . . Tidal Pulls
A tidal biologist wading in the shallows feels the pull of distant stars.
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