Avifauna

 

Choreography and costumes: Sara Baird
Performance: Sara Baird, Christine Coleman, and Erin Dudley
Prop design and construction: Brett Klisch
Premiered at The New Orleans Museum of Art’s sculpture garden, March 2006

The dancers evolve and dissolve through a series of striking linear images – shifting from crickets into bats and then ravens. These surprising incarnations come together to form living Calder mobiles. Avifauna utilizes inventive costume designs that alter the human body’s regular proportions and present forms that are imaginative and full of possibility.

 

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