For the last two weeks stilt performers from the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Slovakia and Mexico have gathered here at Arcosanti to deepen their sense of performance craft using stilts.

[photo by Sue Kirsch, text by SeanPaul VonAncken]

They tirelessly trained and studied with teachers fusing stilts with an amazing variety of other performance crafts including acrobatics, butoh, contact improvisation, afro-brasilian samba, aerial dance, axis syllabus inspired movement and response singing.

[photo by Erin O’Loughlin]

All of these practices came together in spectacular fashion on Saturday night culminating in “The Equinox Legislation”, a genre bending social commentary and visual feast that wowed the onlookers with amazing feats of body and mind and multi-sensual articulation of our human condition through poetry, movement, strength, and skill.

[photo by Sue Kirsch]

Poet Logan Phillips

[photo by Sue Kirsch]

More photos to come on Wednesday, September 28. 2016.

[photo by Sue Kirsch]

[photo by Erin O’Loughlin]

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