Performer - Gabriel Forestieri
Musicians - Loren and Stuart Dempster
This piece shows the current nature of my process, in which the space becomes a major collaborator with the choreographer. Where qualities, cues, inspirations are all gathered from the limitless influences of the space itself. The work is an even mix of set and un set, giving room for life as it is encountered in that moment to come in. It is a celebration of the ephemeral nature of performance, the body, and dance especially. There also elements of worship and ritual to it. The music and the devotional quality of the dancing move at times toward the spiritual, even though the space is more like an industrial afterthought. Whenever you work on openness or a more appropriate word might be inclusion, there is a move into the metaphysical aspects of reality. Aspects we describe with words like energy, authenticity, presence, and attention. A main goal was to uncover the sacredness, the foundational nature of this strange rooftop lobby and share that through Dance/Being.