Site Specific / Site Adaptive
LOVE OF SPACE
Capturing the essence of place, breaking habitual ways of seeing, be it in natural or architectural environments, is at the heart of the many site-specific/site-adaptive works the company has created since its inception in 1987. Working with the space as an active partner, we listen to what is asking to be framed in each particular site. We create on location, our process open to whomever happens upon the rehearsal. The viewers walking by see something they can’t label - part sport, part play, part dance, part visual poetry. Curiosity aroused, they are naturally drawn in, asking questions, giving feedback, even joining in. At times challenging and confrontational, at times wildly enthusiastic and inspiring, relationships are forged that transcend the traditional barriers of age, race, class, and culture.
Over the past fifteen years, we have created works in rowboats in Central Park, in the sands of Coney Island, in the fern forests of New Zealand, in the wild prairie grass of an Audubon sanctuary, and in the modern architecture of I.M. Pei’s Portland Museum of Art. At times an environment calls for intellectual questioning as historical interpretations are challenged, at other times for a heart awakening as music and movement still the mind.