Six Meters at Hillside School
On Friday, February 27, we performed at Hillside, an elementary and middle school for children with ADD and related learning disabilities. The audience of about 100 was attentive and engaged, and our performance of a little over an hour flew by. I danced using a bundle of long sticks as sound, tapping them on the ground, letting them fall, swishing them through the air, scraping them against each other. These sounds inspired a fellow dancer’s movements in a duet. We then used a giant purple fabric as a landscape for dance: creating abstract sets by pulling it taut, bringing up one side to form a wall, and getting under it to create sack-like shapes before inviting the kids to join us.