Motion  Studio
A dancer performing at the Motion Studio, 1966 / Photo by Jack Dale

Sarah Todd’s online review of Vancouver, Crawling, Weeping, Betting in Dance Current provides some historical context for crossovers between dance and visual art in Vancouver. In the 1960s and 1970s, in Vancouver and elsewhere, dancers, choreographers, media artists, and visual artists were collaborating in artistic and organizational projects, in a way that we hope is being honoured by our current collaboration with battery opera performance. We’re pleased to be compared to the legendary Motion Studio, and grateful for this account of the unpredictable responses to this kind of site-specific work:

At one point during the hour, a guy leaned out of his car driving down a nearby alleyway yelling, “what are y’all watching”? “A dance performance,” someone answered. “Dance on!” he said peeling out of the alleyway.

Join us for Thursday midnight Witching Hour Solos, Friday late evening Bob’s Salons, and Saturday afternoon city tours and stories through March 1st.

Posted by:Kay Higgins

Executive Director of UNIT/PITT from 2010 to 2018. Artist, writer, publisher.

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