After 2 years of monthly gatherings–in private studios, rivers, and even caves!–our practice of "Encounter" will be performed for an audience as part of the 25th anniversary of the venerable Highways Performance Space.
We will be joined by very special guest Alastair MacLennan (Black Market International) from Belfast.
"Encounter is a space where we encounter each other, ourselves, and the space itself. We perform with and for one another within given conditions. There is no preparation, no agenda. Things unfold on their own. We agree that there will be no idle observers; everyone is active in the space.
We are comprised of a fairly consistent group of art makers from widely different backgrounds and we’ve established familiarity and a history of working together in this manner over the past two years. With no regard for hierarchy of acceptable or preferred practice styles, we move fluidly between ritual, task, movement, theatrical and improv-based performance practices. We come to the space with our own histories. We are rigorous in our willingness to be open to the unplanned. We trust the unpredictability of the moment. We agree to fully commit to what is there."
Participants: Mariel Carranza, Dino Dinco, Rafa Esparza, Rochelle Fabb, Doran George, Douglas Green, Rebeca Hernandez, Carol McDowell, Alastair MacLennan, Sara Schnadt, Rossen Ventzislavov, Samuel White, Allison Wyper