To honor a defining feature of our home in Ann Arbor, the theme and source of artistic inspiration for this performance piece would be the Huron River. Students of Composition would write short pieces or soundscapes. Students of lighting design, would "compose" a dynamic light and color story in synchronicity to the music. Those lights would be projected and light the exterior glass walls of the Arthur Miller Theatre, by the Pierpont Commons circle drive. Students of puppetry would create large scale processional puppets, also inspired by river imagery, to move & dance to the music in front of the colorful glass walls. Images, photographic, microscopic and derived, would be provided by the Arts & the Environment in the SNRE. Those images would be developed into the textiles used to make the puppets. An on-line publication would synthesize all the components and provide a playlist of the music, with a platform for River advocacy. Art by Sara Alderstein-Gonzalez
The River on Our City, The River in Our Veins: Interdisciplinary performance in celebration of the Huron River
Presented at the United State Institute of Theatre Technology.
Presented at the Bicentennial Celebration. Begins at Moore Building pond, process and perform at Duderstadt.
Upcoming conference poster session at the United Institute of Theatre Technology
Presented at Mott Children's Hospital.