Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Shaving ~

One sequence in the 12 hr performance that I was able to take some pics of (because I wasn't performing in it!) was "The Shaving of Shane." Burley and Kim, aka The Hexenmeister and The Ancestress, did the deed, accompanied by the gorgeous ragas of Alok Narayana and Gregory Acker, on tablas and flute.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

You'll Always Come Back in Louisville, Sept. 11th, 2010

The performance of You'll Always Come Back in Louisville last Saturday was such a wonderful and mind-boggling experience (I think a 12 hr performance SHOULD be mind-boggling...) that it will take some time for me to assimilate and write about it. You can see some of William Cox's fantastic photographs of the performance here:

Although it is impossible for me to pick out one thing about the event that I liked best, I do know that one of my foremost hopes for the work was accomplished, and that was to reunite with the descendants of Pete Dutton. What an incredible surprise it was when a group of people entered the performance site wearing "Dutton Family Reunion" t-shirts - all relatives of Pete! Nothing could have made me happier!