So far 2016 has been an exciting new year. It began with “Nature’s Orchestra” winning first prize in the Cary Art Center’s Instructor’s Exhibit: “Synesthesia – Connecting the Senses.”
Andrea McKerlie Luke described the evening in an article on CNVC.org:
“On Friday evening, the very evocatively named Black Irish Contemporary Hip-Hop Company presented the premiere of Shade, a dance work in collaboration with the Cary Arts Center‘s faculty art presentation, Synesthesia. Both the dance company’s and the artists’ works address the idea of crossing the senses: sight with sound, color with smell, or taste with feelings.
Below is the artist statement that I submitted with the piece to emphasize the “senses.”
Pneuma, the wind-spirit is playing nature’s orchestra as she uses the tree like a grand woodwind instrument, vibrating the branches and leaves into a harmonic bass, swooshing leaves along the ground as if snare brushes were dancing on drums, and tantalizing the wind chimes into melody.