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.