Even though we’re told the world is getting smaller and smaller thanks to technology, it can sometimes feel like a really big and scary place, where we have little control over what the future holds.
Marie Hauge, a performance artist from Denmark, will be hosting a show this weekend at Durango Dance that may help you feel like you have a say in your world.
“Personal Rituals” runs from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and is broken into two sections.
During the first section, from 1 to 4 p.m., people are encouraged to peek into Durango Dance’s huge windows and watch seven artists exhibiting different works in a collaboration – for example, a painter could be painting while a singer interprets what the painter is working on through song. The goal is for the artists to inspire and challenge each other between disciplines.
During the second section, from 4 to 6 p.m., Hauge will invite audience members to join her on a large piece of paper, where she will take the audience on a guided tour into their imagination, while sitting with their eyes closed. By the end of the ceremony audiences can draw a symbol on the paper that expresses their experience.
For the past month, Hauge has been working on a documentary exploring the idea of a global nation. Through interviews and local visits, she has gathered Durangoans’ ideas. “If it was up to you, how would you like the future to look like?” is one of the questions people have been asked. She will ask the same question to Saturday’s audience. The project will be exhibited on a larger exhibition in Denmark later this year.
For more information, call 749-9881.