Recently was the first performance of SEQUENTIAL BODIES at Tracy Williams art gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan. A collaboration between Felicia Ballos and Anna Craycroft that explores human development and draws parallels in crystal formations.
This first performance was based on a score by Anna where the instructions are like mathematical graphing operations; translation, rotation, inversion, etc… The performers draw movement phrases from the audience and from eachother, using Montessori inspired felt quilts and custom furniture crafted by Craycroft as props.
The opening night performance (footage in development) was very crowded which was exciting but also slightly nerve racking as I felt limited by the smaller space I had in which to move. There were several children present as audience members who felt more than comfortable enough to take it upon themselves to join in the performance, which was a nice surprise.
Here is footage from an open-rehearsal a few hours before the opening.
We’ve made it safe and sound back to the big apple where Felicia has a month long engagement of performances at the Tracy Williams art gallery in Chelsea.
We already miss the comfortable rhythms we had fallen into parked alongside Tom and Sam and family at Adlai’s land. Bowie has been a bit restless as Felicia took him for a couple of days to the city and I stayed with the bus to drain our oil pan to weld a rust spot which was leaking and bolt down some heavy furniture in the bus for safety.
Now the bus is parked in Park Slope, Brooklyn, between a Con Ed power station and a cemetery; a grave reminder that we NEED to gain electrical independence soon.
After our first performance in the gallery tonight I will focus on finding sponsorship in the form of solar panels and deep cycle batteries.
At this moment in history it is possible to purchase food-grade oil at the supermarket cheaper than toxic fuel at the petrol station pump.