Saturday, September 16, 2000
Elizabeth Harley presents: "Goddess of the River"
She claims it's been in her head for weeks however, the goddess did not actually take form until sometime Thursday. With a little help from her friends Elizabeth was able to erect and
stabilize Anna Costia to sustain gusts coming across the park.
Visual artists were given the far end of the ropewalk pavilion where Suzanne, Tom and myself had spaces on the walls.
And yea! the outlet was right where I needed it. The sunshine hampered the clearest of screens but I knew what was running and it was pretty good.
Ed Tyler created a wonderful dance piece involving quite a few dancers. Bright colors, flags and great special effects produced a number appreciated by the crowd.
"Bowsprit for the Anacostia", was a collaboration of 3 participants, Laura Schandelmeier,choreographer; Brooke Kidd, performer; Costume by Renate Maile-Moskowitz
Quite striking. There were sailboats in the background, and a couple of kids who moved in for a closer look.
This day was made for celebration.
Members of the procession take a bow.
It was a long day.
It was a pretty satisfying day.
I don't know how many of you read to this point, or jumped ahead, either way you're here and I appreciate your support.
Special thanks to Laura and her guidance through and facilitation of the Fieldwork process. She's quite a dynamo and packs quite an artistic/directive punch.
I feel that our group is a small part of a larger circle and we will flow and merge again.