Part two of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary dance project on the subject of memory, for which I created multipart installations.
Patina was performed at Open Flight Studio in Seattle.
An easily-missed door on the street leads to a curving stairwell that opens into a light and airy space.
Dreamlike blues and greens in the stairway lead to the curved wall of the landing, collaged with memories penned by visitors to the initial fundraiser, spliced and enlarged into fragments.
More memories entwine with ivy curling in chalk on the bathroom walls. Real ivy fills the "concessions closet."
As you enter the main performance space, the cool blues and greens give way to the hot oranges and yellows of translucent drops, wall collage and boxes punctuated with black and white, while light filters through orange and yellow colored water in bottles on the window ledges.
During the show the drops hide or reveal dancers while the boxes echo the squares and rectangles of paper on the walls in a three-dimensional reference to memories stored.
Conceived, choreographed and performed by Aiko Kinoshita and Aaron Swartzman
Amy Denio – Composer and Musician
Beth Fleenor – Composer and Musician
Amiya Brown – Lighting Design
Kathryn Padberg – Video
Julia Hensley – Visual Art
Scott Davis, Johanna Hulick, Katie Arrants, Shannon Stewart, Laura Proudhome, Jeremy Cline and Belle Wolf
SeattleDances reviews Constellation Half-Remembered | Patina
The Stranger reviews Constellation Half-Remembered | Nest, another of the performances in the Constellation series