Originally created in Mexico, Russian Ghostdance was created in collaboration with the dancers from Yaroslavl, Russia under the auspices of LInk Vostok. Dancers from Paula Josa-Jones/Performance Works: Christine Bennett, Paula Josa-Jones, Mia Keinanen, Tonya Lockyer, Sean Ryan, Dancers from Yaroslavl, Russia: Alexander Girshon, Elena Romanova, Anton Kosov, Sergei Viktorov, Andrey Shanin, Katya Tikhonova, Olga Shvachko,Anna Garafeeva, Marina Bugai, Olga Bakhmoutskaya, Anastassia Smirinitskaya, Ivan Suvorov. Funded by the Trust for Mutual Understanding and Arts International.
The sound design, by Ms. Oliveros and Bob Bilecki, creates an eerie, haunting kaleidoscope of music and woven fragments of gathered sounds. Ms. Oliveros intends that the voices fly and fall like wind through the space, drawing the audiences listening attention from one area to another in concert with the movement of the dance.