A project by Eve Bailey
dancer: Coco Karol / costume: Anna Finke / camera: Eduardo Cure
Entasis Dance is a project commissioned by the Dumbo Arts Festival 2012 that was exhibited on the waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park on September 27, 28 and 29, 2012. Entasis Dance is primarily a sculptural art work but I exceptionally scheduled numerous performances for the public in the context of the festival. Three dancers interacted with three distinct sculptures that I shaped from nine foot columns. The columns began as cylinders, but I personalized each of them, carving recesses and curves and adding hand holds to make each sculpture sympathetic to human embrace. The resultant columns have a biomorphic sense to them in their own right, since in essence their contours are mirrors of the anatomy of the respective dancers. The sculptures have a life of their own whereas the performances poetically reveal the process and energy from which the forms are derived.