Habitus is an installation piece by Ann Hamilton that was shown by the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. Immediately upon visiting the installation at Pier 9, I felt inspired to create something in the space. Kate Abernethy of Birds on a Wire Dance Theater felt the same and very quickly a collaboration was born. Using new equipment and improvisational dance the filming of this piece was as unscripted as you can get. Benjamin Warfield provided the amazing soundtrack, using the edited piece and natural sounds as a starting block.
Special thanks to the Fabric Workshop and Museum and Anne Hamilton for allowing us to use Habitus as a great inspiration.
If you want to see more of improvisational dance in public spaces and have an idea for our next collaboration please contact me!
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