“Breathe” is a reflection on the crazy times we have all been living through, a celebration of our ability to support each other; to move, breathe, and dance together despite it all.
“We started work on this piece in September 2020. It was an incredible lifeline, both for the dancers, who had been unable to work together for more than 6 months, and for myself. I really wanted to find a safe way to share live performance at a time when we were all wedded to screens as our only connection with the outside world. So many things were impacting our lives last year, from the pandemic, to unprecedented wild fires, to a fundamental shift in the fight for Black Lives. As dancers we give voice to our experiences through the body. The most fundamental way of connecting to the physical impact of stress on our body is through breath. I wanted to use breath as a way of reflecting upon all of the challenges of the last 18 months, and also recognize the importance of breath, and of the physical body, as a vessel for healing and resilience.”
This performance was part of the West End Arts District HEALING GARDEN SUMMER SERIES.
We would like to thank:
Series sponsors: Deep Eddy Vodka, Main Street Supply, West Alameda Business Association, Christopher and Trudi Seiwald.
Series Patrons: Michael Lane Homes, Alameda Municipal Power, Grocery outlet, Sierra Nevada, Junipero Gin
And our Series Partners:
The Fireside Lounge, Ivy Room, Calafia Taqueria and A-town Booking Agency