We live in a world that is densely populated with repressive systems of control. Free improvisers offer an alternative - to gather from diverse cultures and create compelling and beautiful work with no plan, no pre-arranged agreements. It takes years of hard work to be prepared to live fearlessly in this manner, and the artists on display this evening have been living in this practice for decades. Set aside your devices and plans and witness what it’s like to free yourself of control.
Performed by Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener (dance), Phillip Greenlief (saxaphone), Shoko Hikage (koto) Claudia La Rocco (text).
Photo by Marfa Live Arts - Amitava Sharkar
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playUnderstanding "An Improvisation" at the 2018 Walking Distance Dance Festival
Walking Distance Dance Festival
This year’s Walking Distance Dance Festival traces performing artists and creative habitats within and beyond the Bay to share a powerful harvest from a Euripides-inspired Latin disco-pop variety show to free improvisers and fierce solo acts. On creating, writer Rebecca Solnit asks, “What are your principal crops? Who do they feed?” Enjoy these artists working across disciplines to offer artistic sustenance to kickoff the summer.