Brookland Monroe St. Arts Walk Farmer’s Market

Presented Quick Change November 2, 2019 at Brookland Monroe St. Arts Walk Farmer’s Market. A few months prior, SylviDances performed at the Farmers Market with Taariq Muhammad, Grace Cannon and John Lee on guitar spring of 2019. John Lee graciously agreed to play guitar again drawing listeners to his music like bears to the honey.

Grace Cannon and I created Quick Change during two late night rehearsals after our children were asleep. The goal: make a dance piece that we could perform in the cold of November that could entertain the families and kiddos shopping at the market. We wove electronic, pop and found pieces of music together to highlight moments in our two timelines. Articles of clothing from a work jacket, sport dance zip-up, nightgown to a sassy red dress and high heels signaled our changing identity, growing responsibility and acceptance of age. Our first collaborative duet married vulnerability and playfulness much like our friendship.

Covered in clothes, we surfaced to find the sun greeting us on that November day.

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