This past week there has been a boom in interest in my "Dance Like Nobody's Watching" Project! A big thank-you to the many wonderful dancers I had the joy of capturing in "distance photoshoots" over the past few days. I launched the "Dance Like Nobody's Watching" Project in early April as a testament to the resilient spirit of the creative community during these trying times. The project adheres to the letter and spirit of the SF Bay Area's shelter-in-place order while allowing local dancers to create, inspiring others to keep the artistic community strong during our quarantine, raising funds for those most in need, and documenting this surrealistic period in our history. Visit the work-in-process project’s web page (shown in my profile), where you can view the photos so far and learn how participating dancers are creating while sheltering-in-place. Please also consider making a donation from the page: all net proceeds during the quarantine period will be donated to a nonprofit organization serving those most in need in the Bay Area. Dancers, there’s still time to participate in the project; check out the project web page for more details.
I asked rising choreographer and dancer Hayley Bowman to dance excerpts from her solo piece, "There is Life Like Willows" on the rooftop patio of her SF apartment building. Says Hayley, who recently presented this piece for ODC's Pilot Program, the piece "calls on the language of dance to exhibit how the five senses of the body make us feel alive, and is the framing of our experiences and memories." To me, that speaks to the recent worldwide situation of being forced to seek new ways to experience life under quarantine.
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