Choreography / Dance and Performance Art by Holly Seeley and collaborating dance artists. Expanding the sensory experience in dance. Awakening a spirit of playful engagement and enjoyment of our physical world.
Most classes and rehearsals take place on the beach in Los Angeles. Performances are sand-specific and take place on the shore. The Sand Dance Project goes beyond site-specificity. It is a texture-specific practice. The beach is an expansive, and reactive dance floor. Natural light, fresh air, and the pliable surface is a sensory experience unlike a studio or theater setting.
The sand offers a different tactile experience from a traditional dance floor surface (texture to sense, use, manipulate, and with which to experiment).
Sand becomes a design component in real time. Tracks of body movements are seen in the reactive, manipulable surface.
For theatrical concert performances, we adapt by creating stage installations that integrate texture into our works.
Aerial camera drones offer a fresh perspective for dance film. This top-down view gives a two dimensional feel, displays tracks in the sand; the traces of motion from the tips of fingers to the flicks of toes. Post modern contemporary floor work is viewed from a new vantage point.