On the Autumnal Equinox in 2023, local dancers created a site-specific performance at the National Arboretum in Washington DC. Our intention was to send positive energy toward all those who work in government in the DC area. The dancers held positive regard for each other, as they created the repertoire for our dance. The three groups (the stairs, the pool, the columns) worked independently to create specific movements in a cooperative manner. These three dances were woven together by the director.
The music was composed by Lee Blaske for the 1991 Autumnal Equinox performance choreographed by Hardenbergh at the Farmers Market in Minneapolis, titled “Urban Sky Harvest”. How lovely to be able to use Lee Blaske’s composition for an Equinox dance a second time. The music continues to be wonderfully appropriate.
Dancers: Kathy Wallens, Roberta Geier, Reena Bernards, Anne Hoover, Ken Shilling , Abby Crowley, Peggy Hoffman, Sharon Werth, Marcia Freeman, Gretchen Dunn, Sherry Mitchell.
Other creators: Tanya Gerich, Karen Scrivo
Music: Lee Blaske
Videography: Montana Monardes
Directed by Global Site Performance’s Marylee Hardenbergh