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  • Writer's pictureMartha Bird

Dancing Willow

This 6 1/2 minute video was performed for the Momentary Certainties outdoor exhibit at Eagan Art House on September 11, 2021.

Over a total of 4 in person visits, dancer Shannon Hartle and sculptor Martha Bird created this collaboration that involved each watching the other practice their art. Shannon watching and filming Martha outside, shoes off, sitting on the earth and weaving. And Martha delighting in Shannon’s interpretation of her weaving motions into “motifs” and repeated patterns that would become the foundation of her dance.


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