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FROM THE FLOOR

Rebecca McGowan & Jackie O'Riley

A collection devoted to the small beauty
of traditional Irish dancing

 
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EIGHT FEET TALL
with Armand Aromin
& Dan Accardi

Through a Live Arts Boston grant, our quartet is exploring the role of dance in musical and vocal arrangements. Instruments, shoes, voices, and whole bodies enter into conversation with one another, creating complex sonic textures and vibrant visual interplay which sit firmly within the bounds of tradition while continually testing those bounds.

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FROM THE FLOOR
with Chris Stevens
& Nathan Gourley

Inspired by the music album format, From the Floor is a “visual album” – a collection of dances caught on film that are connected by being of the same moment in our creative process, rooted in a physical space that means something to us, and representing the style and repertoire that we practice.

Acorn Factory
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ACORN FACTORY
with Maria Fong

Unlike most animations, this one was created after the soundtrack, rather than before. The soundtrack is an improvised meditation on the rhythms of traditional reel steps from Joe O'Donovan, Co. Cork, Ireland. We repeated and shifted phrases, in order to turn the focus away from the step and towards its essential rhythm. Drawn on paper with pen, ink, and watercolors, the factory and real acorns were animated under the camera using stop motion animation.