A Summer of Classical, Experimental and Aerial Dance Performances in the Bay Area, Inside and Out
By Rachel Howard
In 2020, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, which offers artists extended time creating on 583 beautiful acres of redwood forests and grasslands east of Palo Alto, awarded a special residency combining art and science to Bay Area choreographer Krista DeNio and biologist Chloe Crotzer. Disrupted from their original timetable by COVID, the two used the delays to go deep, consulting with the land’s native Ramaytush Ohlone to gain an Indigenous perspective and giving work-in-progress showings drawing people into the environment.
The finished performance, “The Network Project,” is designed to be an immersive three-hour experience involving traversing the land, sharing food and community, and reconnecting to wholeness.
Saturday-Sunday, July 2-3. $20-$100. Djerassi Resident Artists Program, 2325 Bear Gulch Road, Woodside. www.movingground.org