Megan Gendell says about the performance, “We’re so inspired and honored to have the opportunity to work with Susan, who is a matriarch and master in our field. L (Feldman) and I are really looking forward to sharing our duo work, both tried-and-true trapeze pieces that we love performing as well as new material that feels honest and alive for us right now. And we can’t wait to be in the beautiful space of Canopy Studio and immerse ourselves in the creation and collaboration process. We’re excited to work with like-minded artists who value circus art that’s personal, articulate, brave, and that shares with the audience something beautiful and true, something we’re hungry to communicate — via the body in the space, the body in the air, words, gesture, presence, and connection. The love that brings the four of us together across decades and states feels like a rich substrate from which to build and perform material about the love that holds together relationships and communities — love with both its challenges and its vital sustenance.”
Having been primarily a “solo aerial artist” for many years, Susan Murphy welcomes these three dancers from Philadelphia, PA and Milwaukee, WI, descending on the Marsh Studio for a week of preparation before the show travels to Canopy Studio in Athens, GA, on May 31, Empyrean Studio in Asheville, NC on June 1 and winding up at the Marsh Studio for final performances on June 7 and June 8.
With so much turmoil and alienation in our world right now, this is our dance-poem of love, humor, celebration and connection.