Williamsburg Walks scheduling change: RETTOCAMME is now performing Sunday, June 14th (all Saturday performance and action art cancelled due to inclement weather forecast). RETTOCAMME is now scheduled to be on the Triskelion Arts sod stage at North 10th from 2:35 - 3 pm. and doing intermittent roaming performances along Bedford from 1-4 pm.
Last weekend, RETTOCAMME returned to the GARNER Arts Festival for the third time (previous appearances in 2010 and 2011) at the invitation of curator Jonathan Shorr.
On both days of the festival RETTOCAMME presented "a green flash fades" for the first time. This piece, choreographed for three dancers and a bottle cap tapestry, is designed to adapt to a variety of indoor and outdoor locations. Structured improvisations allow for immediate reactions to changes of scenery or audience reactions/involvement that contrast with moments of simple, repetitive, dance phrase work performed in a series of revolving solos and duets.
The GARNER Arts Center is part of an historic 19th century textile mill and many of the exhibitions and installations at the festival this year specifically involved the use of textiles in both traditional and non-traditional forms. In their performances at various locations around the site, the RETTOCAMME performers focused on imagery of women working in factories both past and present, i.e. pride in one's work, sisterly bonds in the workplace, desires/fantasies of an another life.
"a green flash fades" (working title)
concept, bottle cap tapestry, and photo by Emma Cotter