BANDALOOP is returning to its mountain roots. We are re-staging “Crossing,” a wilderness performance in one of the Sierra Nevada's most rugged, remote locations in the Yosemite high country. Today marks the start of a RocketHub campaign to mount and film the remote work, produce a short film, and develop educational modules for use in the classroom.
“Crossing” is historically significant within the cannon of American dance, challenging the boundaries of site-specific performance. Transporting the aesthetic of dancing remotely in fragile landscapes back to the urban, we will bring this work to large and diverse audiences both online and through live multi-media performance.
Amelia Rudolph originally created “Crossing” in 2001, performed over 18 days, across 78 miles and on a 1200 foot cliff. A literal crossing of the Sierra mountain range as performance, these dances were filmed and incorporated into an evening-length theater work performed in San Francisco, China and at the Kennedy Center. The original work was featured on 20/20 and in the New York Times Magazine.
Today we urge you to support the rebirth of this important work. Join us in advocating for arts education and continuing to reshape perspectives in the performing arts.
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