For those in the NYC area we are performing Dream Yards this week as part of the event/exhibition Saunter Trek Escort Parade' (S.T.E.P), at Flux Factory Long Island City. Details below, see you there! Gary and Claire.
Dream Yards is a playful outdoor walking performance to specific locations around Long Island City; where the audience might find themselves in (old medieval) York. Dreams are collected from public donations, woven into a script and performed on the walk by the character Kong Lear (Claire Hind) and her fool (Gary Winters), who guide the audience through the 5 stages of sleep.
For an all too brief hour I lived and walked through a waking dream. Transported to Lear’s Blasted Heath at the same time as I tramped the streets of medieval York and in the company of Roy Orbison, this became a timeless, dislocated landscape of other people’s dreams, someone else’s story and my mess (audience feedback, York UK). www.garyandclaire.com<http://www.garyandclaire.com/>
Dream Collection and conversation with the artists Gary and Claire: Thursday September 13th at Flux Factory 7- 9 pm.
Dream Yards Performance: Friday September 14th 7:30 pm, meet outside Flux Factory. Book your free tickets here: http://www.fluxfactory.org/event/dream-yards/
S.T.E.P… seeks to be an overlapping convergence and entanglement of walking, walk-based works and programming, mobilizing throughout New York. S.T.E.P… embraces the many ways and bodies we walk while asking how walking as a creative act can challenge notions and open conversations around visibility, gender, labor, exploration, counter-mapping, colonialism, feminism, motherhood, contesting borders, community building, calling out gentrification, street harassment, (dis)ability, carbon debt, who sets the pace and measurement of the world, the power of dreams, and our entanglements between all of these and one another.
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