The Space Between Dreams
The Space Between Dreams explores shadows, corners, a sense of translucence, ideas of appearing and disappearing, and things partially seen. It is a collaboration with choreographer Nancy Havlik, dancer Juliana Ponguta Forero, and musician Gary Rouzer. We were inspired by two texts. The first is from Junichiro Tanizaki, who wrote that "The quality that we call beauty, however, must always come from the realities of life, and our ancestors, forced to live in dark rooms, presently came to discover the beauty in shadows. And so it as come to be that the beauty of a Japanese room depends on a variation of shadows, heavy shadows against light shadows." The second text that inspired us is from Gaston Bachelard: "The great function of poetry is to give us back the situations of our dreams. The house we were born in is more than an embodiment of home; it is also an embodiment of dreams. Each one of its nooks and corners was a resting-place for day dreaming."
-Performance venue: Glass Studio at Chrysler Museum of Art (USA)
-Photo and video credit: Echard Wheeler