Sustenance Dance at Mayfair Festival

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Main contributors
Lerman, Liz; Pearson, Michelle
The Sustenance Project was the community residency project that paralleled themes and borrowed content from "Shehechianu," the three-part concert dance that Lerman choreographed between 1995 and 1997. Funded in part by the Covenant Foundation, the Sustenance Project was proposed to numerous presenters and came to its fullest fruition with this presentation at the Mayfair Festival in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Based in the questions "What sustains you in times of trouble?" and "What gives you breath?" it combines choreography created in collaboration with community members with sections from "Shehechianu: Faith and Science on the Midway." Program: "Sustenance Dance" performance with Dance Exchange and Allentown community members; Beginning of event. Lerman greets audience, assisted by dancer Jeffrey Gunshol. Company performs excerpts from "This Is Who We Are." Peter DiMuro warms up audience. Jeffrey Gunshol takes over, leading the audience through "Head and Shoulders," a participatory structure frequently used in Dance Exchange community encounters during this period. Michelle Pearson, project director and lead choreographer for the residency teaches the audience a movement phrase drawing on content from the dance to be performed. Transition into Sustenance Dance performance.
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange; Boyd, Kimberli; DiMuro, Peter; Dwyer, Thomas; Gunshol, Jeffrey; Jourdin, Judith; Lerman, Liz; Pearson, Michelle; Quezada, Rome; Torres, Andy, 1945-; Wattenberg, Bea
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Dance--United States.
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange videos
Special Collections in Performing Arts
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Catalog Key: LLDX 13-25; Catalog Key: scpa-081687

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