ST. PAUL, MN — Landmark Center
Dancers: Kay Marttila, Marcy Margeson, Colleen Backus-Deiner, Tanya Surawicz, Golpar Navab, Millie Stolwik Baker, Wendy Weinrich, Pat Murphy, Marylee Hardenbergh, Leone Murlowski, Sharon Kollar, and Louise Miner
Composer: Maurice Ravel.
A Celebration of the Spring Equinox, performed by twelve women in the cortile of St. Paul’s historic Landmark Center. Its pillars served as the upright stones of Stonehenge in a half hour “rite of spring.”
From Vinyl Arts Magazine:
Hardenbergh’s piece Kinetic Cromlech (1983) was a product of time spent in Scotland, where she explored an interest in mysterious stone circles like Stonehenge. In the piece, dancers vary steps and rhythms in the formation of a square, meant to represent a collection of standing stones. Because of the piece’s visual nature and its attention to pattern, a friend suggested that it be performed in the indoor court at Landmark Center in St. Paul, where balconies surround an open space, providing multi-level viewing.