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Title Dances for Imaginary Places, "Excerpts from The Yard"
Year 2001
Length 30 minutes
Number of Performers 6 performers (duets, quartets, quintets and sextet sections)
Concept & Choreography Anne-Marie Mulgrew
Music Sound musical score from classical to opera to world music to hip-hop and spoken text
Video Developed in collaboration with Carmella Vassor
Performed by AMM & DCO Valentine Aprile, Elrey C. Belmonti, Melissa Bessent, Jacqui Bowman, Joseph Cicala, A. Mulgrew, Matt Nelson
Premiere The Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 2 & 3. 2001
Appeared University City New School Gym, Philadelphia, PA, June 3, 2001 (works-in-process showing)
EXCERPTS FROM THE YARD is the newest installment of a two year full dance/video project Dances for Imaginary Places. Excerpts features short works built on dream imagery, memories, sensations and personal histories. New sections developed during a month long residency at The Yard are Opening Dance Narada, Sleep Dance, Dream Talk One, Dream Talk Two, The Conversation, Bird/Man and So Cool So Far, So. This full project with video projections will premiere at The Painted Bride Art Center, Phila. PA Oct. 11-13, 2001.