Three Trick Pony is an intimate face-off between performer Linda Austin and a sculptural installation by David Eckard. As Austin passes through the interactive environment, the objects echo, interrupt, and amplify her gestures. This skin-to-skin collision highlights the impressibility of both body and sculpture, a shuttling back and forth of cause and effect that blurs the nominal separation between body and outside world.
The development of Three Trick Pony was supported in part by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s SEED grant program.
This is a thank you to a special group of our Kickstarter backers for A head of time. The more polished piece by Karl Lind at the end of this 3-part video is a trailer for the complete document of the entire performance, to be uploaded soon. The footage is from the pre-show, in which audience members wandered in through the dancers onstage before taking their seats. Enjoy!
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Linda K. Johnson - Walking to Know-Satellite, at 3:15 p.m.
She integrates the acts of walking, collecting and creating dance. For Satellite, Johnson mailed more than 150 paper bags to friends and colleagues with an invitation to take a walk somewhere and send back pieces of that experience such as a thought, an object, a drawing or photograph. Johnson will use these pieces of experience as the score for creating this new work.