Tender Boughs 

 

Choreography and costume: Sara Baird
Performance: Sara Baird and Christine Coleman
Rehearsal director: Erin Dudley
Music: Kenneth Kirschner, “January 15, 2005”
June 2006

Performed on one-legged-stilts, Tender Boughs strikes a delicate balance on a high perch. Like two trees with one intertwined root, their branches reach towards light. The figures assist one another with tenderness through rugged terrain. In the process, they reveal the resilience and strength of nature. An indeterminate score by Kenneth Kirschner accompanies the dance.