Thursday, September 16, 2010

never take anything too seriously!

inspired by M Ayello

There is Hope behind that door
she's wearing white again- floating high-
anchored by a thread- like a balloon-
full skirts and weightless- only halfway there
My little dance means nothing to her
she sees through it all
translucent invisible- it matters not-
she hasn't fallen yet- she's afloat- atop-
a breath of lightness
she doesn't even know she is waiting...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Byrdcliffe and Edinburgh Fringe July/August 2010

Hiya! Hola! How do? What is new...

Exciting news for the summer. We are going to be doing the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year at Dance Base in their Heads Up program. Yay!!! We are performing an adaptation from Echoes and Dreams that seems to be turning into Echo and Shadow. We have the fortune of being able to bring our poet, Alberto Zayden along. Jaime and I (Laura) will be dancing. Albert is going to revise his words in the same manner as we are re-innovating the dance. Lucky us- we will be customized!
We will be performing August 25th at 2pm, then again at 4pm at Dance Base on Grass Market St. in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In a stroke of luck we are going to have the chance to trouble shoot the piece at the Byrdcliffe Theatre in the Choreographer's Concert put on By Zack Jacobs and Bill Reinhart. That will be July 30, 31 2010 at the Byrdcliffe Theatre in Woodstock, NY at 8pm both nights.

Come see us!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Alberto Zayden poetry from Echoes and Dreams

DREAMCATCHER by Alberto Zayden

The sieve worked at first

Only good ones passed

Like tiny balls of couscous

Filtering through a dreamcatcher

Of nylon panty hose

But the nightmares

Cloying and relentless clogged the web

Ice-smooth and skated off

Rappelling towards us down the sides

On the backs of hungry spiders

For days we prayed to the alarm clock

A flash of blood red LEDs our only hope

Embarrassed by the silence of a coddling timepiece

It could not bare to let us know

That we had never been asleep

Philip Gardner- Oberon's Grove- and Michel Ayello

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Echoes and Dreams, May 20-23, 2010

Laura Ward and Octavia Cup brings ECHOES AND DREAMS to the Queens Fringe Festival. An exploration of movement reflecting verse and music where dance leads itself through visceral reflections of frigid abandonment and a labyrinth of pictures emerges through words and patterns. The company known for stretching the boundaries of traditional dance performance teams up with poet Alberto Zayden (whose poetry the New York Times calls "Visionary") to bring a spectacle of free flowing expressionism to the stage. Original music from French composer Michel Ayello and Swiss-Italian Fa Ventilato add to the mix with loops, samples and curls fusing new sounds with echos from the past. Sets and design by installation artist extraordinaire, Judy Thomas.
Performers include Georgina Aragon, Kristen Goldrick, Nana Hitomi, Jessica Martineau, Katie Moorhead, Jaime Thompson, Laura Ward, Natalia Wodnicka, Alberto Zayden

The Secret Theatre- Long Island City
Thursday May 20th at 8pm
Friday May 21st at 8pm
Saturday May 22nd at 8pm
Sunday May 23rd at 2pm