|FIFTH SEASON MAGAZINE
Fall 2005 Issue:Best of the Web
Museums and the Web 2006
"The Wedding Dance"and the "Mariner's Wedding"/05
Homage to Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem
"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
|"FROM THE SOUL" Dance Project:
Artist JOHN F. CEPRANO
CLAIRE ELIZABETH BARRATT
|On-Line INSTALLATION/DANCE PERFORMANCE|
|GUEST CURATOR-NOHRA CORREDOR|
|Dance is the oldest of the arts. Before human language articulated feelings and beliefs, the rhythm and movement of the body served the purpose of communicating and interpreting emotions. Dance accompanies traditional rites of passage: birth, marriage and death; it commemorates triumphs and defeats; it is part of festivals celebrating cycles of life and occasions in the cycle of the years; dance is present among secular rituals and religious expressions in all societies since ancient times.
In this Fall 2005 Issue, artist John F. Ceprano invites our on-line viewers to the "Mariner's Wedding" at the Remic Rapids site in Ottawa, Canada and to share his inter-disciplinary collaboration with dancer Claire Elizabeth Barratt's "From the Soul" dance performance project at the site this summer.
Six barefoot dancers intermingled with Ceprano's ecological sculptures fashioned after his homage to Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". In silence, they created living and breathing sculptured pieces, gradually morphing, shifting, quietly forging a new form and direction in space.
The poem begins with the Mariner arriving at a 'wedding fest'...
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