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.
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 Leah-Ann Walker]
Arcosanti is so grateful to have had these amazing performers eat, work, and live alongside of us for the past several weeks. In this urban container, Global Stilt Congress becomes a productive and vital laboratory of creativity. We will miss them greatly until next time, and wish them well as they disperse back to the many far corners of the globe, new skills and perspectives in hand.