The Aviary

A treat for you today everyone! Back in October I choreographed an installation with a wonderful group of dancers. Here are some of the highlights of that evening.

Music: Music: Zoe Keating, BBC Sounds of Spring, David Attenborough Paradise Birds. Mix by Fenella Kennedy.
Dancers: Emma Acheson, Marissa Ajamian, Anthony Milian, Paige St. John, Marissa Thomas

The Aviary is intended to be a long installation, and was limited in this performance by both space and time. This film shows the most theatrical end of the spectrum that the choreography could occupy, while in my head this piece lives outdoors in a zoo-like structure and takes about an hour. The improvisation scores used in this performance are based on instructions from ballet classes, and things you can do with pointe shoes. I encourage you when you watch to consider the alien, feathered dinosaurs that are both birds and ballet dancers.

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