Dancers Leslie O’Neill, Megan Mayer, Sarah Baumert, and Erika Hansen perform their site-specific, roving, durational movement scores across a three-acre site along West River Parkway as part of composer/director JG Everest’s immersive SPRING Sound Garden sound and performance installation event.
The first of four seasonal “pop-up” Sound Garden events along West River Parkway in 2021, the SPRING Sound Garden features layers of site-specific dance, music, poetry, and visual art among some of the oldest trees in Minneapolis.
Sound Gardens are designed as durational, self-guided experiences intended for audience to connect more meaningfully to a particular place and the natural world. The spatial sound score and live dance and musical elements are meant to accompany the sounds and physical elements that are already there – the birds, the trees, the wind, the leaves. Audiences are encouraged to both circulate and linger at their own pace, following their own impulses for what to pay attention to.
**Free admission, but reservations required, with limited capacity.**
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Arts Project Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.