This is a snippet from the panorama created during Treve’s performance piece, Celebrate Abundance, performed on May 5th as part of Dance-A-Rama. To view the whole panoramic strip click here.
Once again Terrain is presenting Dance-A-Rama. Come join us on Sunday, May 2, in celebration of National Dance Week. It’s Free. As part of the event, Treve will create a panoramic dance photo. Treve is calling his piece Celebrate Abundance. Performances start at 1:00 p.m. and go to 5 p.m with a reception to follow at 5 p.m. Treve’s piece will take place in the 4-5 time slot.
A variety of dance performances will take place over the afternoon. Sunday May 2, 2008. 2525 Eighth Street in Berkeley (at Dwight Way).Bring your Family and Friends Come early enough to enjoy a variety of performances and stay for the reception at 5 p.m. Click here to download the invitation.
On May 4 Treve participated in Dance-A-Rama, an annual event in which dancers give free performances in an open-studio environment. Treve’s participation involves setting up his panoramic camera in the middle of the performance space and then having dancers move in front of the camera as it scans the scene. This year Treve’s piece was titled Earth Song – Giving thanks for the Earth. Members of the audience were invited to form a circle around the performance space and to hold banners with text based on Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Sun. One of the dancers, Jim Jim Beatty, read periodically from the banners during the course of the performance. Treve uses a collection of bells and sound makers to communicate with the dancers, providing a sense of rhythm. Two images are posted in the dance gallery on this website. We Thank dancers Jim Beatty, Ann Swigart, Aileen Kim and Terrain for their help and for the many outstanding dance performances that went on throughout Dance-A-Rama.