Saturday, January 16 11:45 pm
If you happened by Transformer on P between 14th and 15th Streets tonight between 6 and 7pm, you witnessed a scene of some considerable enchantment. Our Snow Globe Project was on display—Transformer’s storefront gallery space was transformed into a magical wintry snow globe by artists Zach Storm and Jessica Cebra, and for an hour, members of our Studio Company and Company apprentice Andile Ndlovu performed inside the space to a score by musical stylist and DJ Ed Rock. The audience viewed the snow globe from the street. Throughout the hour, the dancers slowly twirled inside the space as if in a music box, using gestural material we had developed together through movement assignments I had given them. Every 10 minutes the snow globe was “shaken”—and a brief full dance ensued. The project was the brain child of Transformer founder Victoria Reis, and the result was ravishing. A crowd started to gather around 5:30 and by 6 there were a couple of hundred people gathered on the sidewalk. There was an evocative atmosphere created by the dancers inside the gallery, and on the street a feeling of wonderment and glee. What a night!Click here for some pictures.