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Cid Pearlman Performance: (home)Body

February 28, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - March 20, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Free – $10

Cid Pearlman Performance announces new immersive dance/poetry/video/installation, home(Body), which is now viewable at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, as part of the Rydell Fellows’ exhibition.

(home)Body was created in collaboration with video artist Mara Milam, poet/dramaturge Denise Leto, four commissioned poets, nineteen movement artists, composer Jonathan Segel, and an amazing video crew.

(home)Body invokes complex relationships between embodiment and place. We explore questions such as What does it feel like to be at home in your body? What are embodied experiences of home across intersections of identities and expressions? With a multiplicity of voices, dancers and poetic imaginaries, the work speaks to ideas centering home and body through personal, experimental, and topical approaches. The films involve site-specific and immersive environments both natural and built. Spaces and bodies interact in a collaborative and choreographic conversation.

The intent of (home)Body is to offer a dynamic, varying and open assemblage of interdisciplinary art from which to draw.

Artistic Director: Cid Pearlman
Choreography: Cid Pearlman in collaboration with the performers
Video Artist: Mara Milam
Lead Poet/Dramaturge: Denise Leto
(home)Body Poets: JJJJJerome Ellis, Naomi Ortiz, Willie X. Lin, Tanaya Winder
Performer/Choreographic Collaborators: Jesse Bie, Lisa Brenner, Jet Cawiezell, Angela Chambers, Gerald Casel, Julia Daniel, Ana Elizabeth, Kevin Gayton, Francis Garciá, David King, Collette Kollewe, Cynthia Ling Lee, Micha Scott, Cynthia Strauss, Alex Mannings, Lyndia McGauhey, Lazlo Pearlman, Alex Santana, Reba Thomas
Original Sound Scores: Jonathan Segel
Text Animation/Texture Design: Spencer Doughtie
Camera Operators: Nicholas Alheit, Prabhjot Randhawa
Camera Assistant: Erika Staud

Special Thanks: Arts Council Santa Cruz County, Lens Fire Films, UCSC Arboretum, UCSC Music Department, UCSC Online Education, Radius Gallery, Motion Pacific, Cabrillo Dance, Porter College

Read writer Sima Belmar’s essay on (home)Body and Cid’s work in the Rydell Exhibition Catalog


[Image Description: Photo of Angela Chambers standing outside with her body facing the camera and her head looking took the right, gazing at her fisted hand held out to the empty space.  She leans against a row of sandstone columns. Two arms in a fist are held out in front of her. Their bodies show shades of blue t-shirts, no faces are visible. ]



February 28, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
March 20, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Free – $10


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