Part 1 - let go by Megan Yankee
"let go" is a collaborative, integrated sound-media and dance work created for St. Anne's Cathedral in Belfast, Ireland. All of the movements and sounds of the performance were inspired by or directly sampled from the architecture, stone and marble work, artifacts and the breath-taking awe they inspire. While the performers, choreographer, and arranger welcome multiple interpretations of the work, its aim is to illustrate the toils we all go through with regards to faith and hope.
Pedestrial Acts is a multimedia, multi-site collaborative arts series which took place in locations around Belfast, Northern Ireland on the 30th of July, 2011. The performances acted as the culminating conclusion to a six-month collaboration between the producer, John Osburn, and four American modern dance artists. This series consisted of five site-specific performance art pieces which either provided the community with access to unique demonstrations of modern art at no financial cost to them, or investigated ways in which performance art can be used to encourage interaction between the performers and the spectators. Prior to the performances, the dancers joined Osburn in Belfast to undergo twelve days of intense rehearsals from the 18th-30th of July. During this time, the overall concepts, choreography, and sound design of each work were created, rehearsed, and developed at both the Sonic Arts Research Centre, as well as the sites themselves, when available.