Sarah Slifer Swift & Dancers will be presenting two works, Insenser (2014, premiere) and Invisible Stories (2013) at the Windhover Summer Dance Concert July 18-20, 8pm. They share the evening with Nahant choreographer Sallee Slagle and her Forty Steps Dance Company. Insenser , named after an NSA surveillance system, is a look at the human response to watching, being watched, and becoming data. Power, trust, control and vulnerability take the stage in a work that is at once alluring and disturbing. Invisible Stories , a collaboration between Swift and Vermont-based writer and choreographer Kate Tarlow Morgan, is a performance piece based on the idea that the book, open or closed, occupies the inner and outer landscapes in which we live. The book is a place, a body of matter and manifestation, and it is also endangered. As part of the Invisible Stories performance, an installation for one of the Windhover buildings will be on display at the start of each evening. www.win
Saturday August 5 11:00am - 3:00pm 245 Washington Street Gloucester, MA Cape Ann Museum's Onsite - Insight @ White-Ellery House In this durational performance, Swift and her company Meek Productions , examine women's social and political power through the lens of the historic White-Ellery house.Using movement, film, and sound, the performers will explore the complexities of labor, value, and respect, as they have been gained, lost, or changed over time.