Cloud Dance 2.0
Cloud Dance 2.0 is a dance created in conversation with Lenore Tawney’s 1983 fiber sculpture Cloud Labyrinth. Commissioned by the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin for the 2019 Tawney retrospective exhibition Mirror of the Universe, Cloud Dance 2.0 manifests in two forms: as a 15-minute live performance and as a 10-minute dance film.
For this new work, Catherine responded to this rare and monumental sculpture, but also to the work of her choreographer-mentor, Andy de Groat, who created a dance inside of one of Tawney’s Cloud installations in 1979, an event that was documented by filmmakers Robyn Brentano and Andy Horn as a film: Cloud Dance.
Cloud Dance 2.0 was developed on site with collaborator performers Kristopher Pourzal and Meg Weeks during a residency at the Kohler and premiered there on December 7, 2019.
all photos courtesy of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Commissioned by: John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Premiered: December 7, 2019
choreography Catherine Galasso
performance Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal and Meg Weeks
music: Catherine McRae
costumes: Karen Boyer
video projections: Victoria Sendra
Cloud Dance 2.0 short film to be released in Spring 2020.
Video projections feature Lenore Tawney's "Cloud Labyrinth" 1983. Canvas, linen, acrylic; 16' x 24' x 18'. © Lenore G. Tawney Foundation.