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.
Friday January 17 7:30 PM Trident Gallery 189 Main St. Gloucester, MA Many years ago a composer friend of mine, Andrea Fontemaggi, gave me a copy of Morton Feldman's Three Voices for Joan La Barbara. He said, "Make sure you have enough time to sit and listen to the whole thing. Sit right in the middle of the speakers for the best sound." And I think he may have encouraged me not to move! That may have been just how I felt when I listened to it. I couldn't move. I was transfixed by the movement of the sound. When Matt Swift (Trident Gallery) asked me to curate performance in agreement with his Winter exhibition, about creating a space for stillness and reflection, I immediately thought of this piece... with dance. I'm breaking my history of stillness with the piece and joining in the movement of the sound, to create a quiet and powerful score that creates space for listening and reflecting as well as viewing. http://www.tridentgallery.com/