Blue catches a woman trapped and lost in blue gauze and tutu performing ballet steps that nervously titter on parody and sentimentality — until she sheds her veneer. A homemade compilation of music creates a surrealistic atmosphere.
Choreographer KAREN BERNARD performs Blue, in which a woman’s child-like world of blue gauze creates a surreal parody of sentimentality.
Choreography and performance: Karen Bernard
Costume: Karen Bernard (Tutu made by Neesch by DAR and undergarment by Fran Yellen)
Music: compilation of excerpts from composers Wendy Mae Chambers and Eve Goldhirsh and Lisa Harris, My Favorite Ballet Class. Recorded music is The Priest by Wendy Chambers and found music with technical assistance by Fernando Maneca/MANOISECA.
Technical assistance: Fernando Maneca
The development of this work was made possible through The Field, the Tuesday group, Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, Dixon Place and Movement Research. Special thanks to Wendy Chambers for the permission to use her music.Share this: