Frames, C&O Canal, Washington, DC + Lake Artemesia, Berwyn Heights, MD, 2012

A steel white line encloses a fixed rectangular volume, four feet by six feet by eighteen inches, in three different ways, shifting attention from two dimensions to three and back again. The work is staged on two sites, one pastoral and organic, the other urban and manmade. The dancers push against the lines, rotate the frames, and balance. The frames complement and contrast the dancers’ forms—defining and extending the space between, around, and beyond their motion.

Credits: a collaboration with Sharon Mansur, Dance Artist; Dancers: Nava Behnam, Jessie Laurita-Spanglet, Amy Scheer, Connor Voss; Fabrication: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center; Cover photo: Jeff Gipson. All other photos: Zachary Z. Handler.