dance about knowing and scrounging for details
Lady in Waiting is dedicated to all women who are looking
for their mother, grandmother, daughter, sister or other significant
person; someone who is with you all the time, but not physically
present. It is a dance about knowing and scrounging for details--photos,
scarves, dresses, journals. These details fill a shrine, a place
to dance stories and create new memories. A memory with a face is
easier to hold; I do the dance to help remember.... each step is
a new shape, part of the rhythm and the story of all those who wait
here and now.
the performance web album for
images and more details about this project.
in 1999 at Oldenburg University in Germany, the Barbican Center
in London, England and at the Conservatory of Amsterdam in Holland.
Music composition by Laura Kessler.