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SiteTime Events

"SiteTime" opened with Scene One: Slumping October 6, 2017.

Other events to be staged in the garden include "Falling" on February 2, 2018; "Aligning" on May 4, 2018; "Breathing" in September 2018; "Bucking" in December 2018; "Fueling" in April 2019; and "Skidding" in June 2019. "Sharing" will be the last of the performance art, happening in the garden in August 2019.

Scene One: Slumping

Directed by Erika Senft Miller. Developed and performed in collaboration with dancers Holly Chagnon, Mireya Guerra, Sage Horsey, Mia Pinheiro, Lydia Kern, and Navah Stein.

Entering Tree Time

Seemingly still on the outside,
Cellular and fluids — lots of movement —
   continuously pumping, flowing, rippling within the tree
In tree time rhythm.
Photosynthesis - a mutual exchange
Give and take
In tree time rhythm
Tapping sweet sap in spring - boiling down to maple syrup
Fueling us
Us fueling the tree
In tree time rhythm.

Scene Two: Falling

A site-specific performance presented by Erika Senft Miller and dancers.

Dancers move along a projected fall line, representing the action from standing to falling to the ground. Michael Zebrowski performs a standard preparation task — planning to fell a tree using a felling ax. Documentation from Scene One  is projected from the balcony onto the ground and visitor center as sound, light, and lasers support and amplify the actions in the garden.

poem by Erika Senft Miller | photo by Lydia Kern

Tears dripping
tears slipping through
falling into long bottomless seas
falling into love
tears falling into love