Visual art comes in all forms and our city is blessed with some of the most creative artists and creators. We didn’t know what to expect when we walked in The Bata Shoe Museum to see a preview of Divergent Dances for Windows and Walls. We knew it was a performance of dance, but to simplify what we saw in one word, we find difficult. We are still speechless and in awe. Anandam Dancetheatre, under the direction of choreographer and Artistic Director Brandy Leary, presented their latest work, Divergent Dances for Windows and Walls, the second of three installments in The Precipice Project, a multi-year choreographic project with the Bata Shoe Museum. The dancers took media through a journey that was not bound by walls! The dancers started outside the perimeter of the museum, using the walls for their fluid movements. Their performance then led to ropes outside, where a crowd grew, watching the aerial arts on ropes high in the air. We were allowed free travel through the museum as the performance had many different components happening in different areas of the grand atrium staircase. The music through the performance sets a tone to the atmosphere, allowing us to focus on the movement of the dancers. Divergent Dances for Windows and Walls opens next week Wednesday and tickets can be purchased here. We will be seeing the show, so there is more to come from this creative emotional performance!
Stilettos & Rock n Roll,
By Carcia & Telly