In its 9th year, the series continues
to evolve as a platform for the development of new and important dance
explorations by a variety of local and international artists. Yearly
these dancers are chosen to train together at Body Weather Laboratory,
developing individual interpretations of a common vision. Flower of the
Season has indeed become a pilgrimage - drawing dancers, choreographers
and musicians to a seasonal offering of blossoming creativity.
Dance and performance are transitory arts.
They exist in the present. Just as the splendor of a flower is fleeting,
so is each remarkable moment of a dance performance - always passing
into the next. A flower seeks the light, growing and developing accordingly.
It finds just the right time and place to blossom.
Flower of the Season is the extension
of the Earthbeat series Oguri and Steinberg began twelve years ago to
foster collaborations between visual artists, musicians, writers and
dancers. Together, with the work of percussionist Adam Rudolph, sculptor
Stephan Glassman, artist Hirokazu Kosaka, musicians Wadada Leo Smith,
G.E. Stinson, Nels Clineand Mark Dresser and dancers Roxanne Steinberg, Melinda Ring,
Mia Doi Todd, Jamie Burris, Sherwood Chen, Boaz Barkan, Claudia Lopez, Lillian
Barbeito, Benjamin Jarrett, Eric Losoya, Jesske Hume, Magali Gajan, Heyward
Bracey, Asher Woodworth, Ariadna Rodriguez Cima, Joyce Lu, A.Dola Baroni,
Meyu Kobayashi, Rosemary Candelario, Heather Ehlers, Kim Nakakura, Linda Luke, Annelien Goetschalckx, Cat Westwood, Yasunari
Tamai, Andres Corchero and Oguri has continually explored boundaries between audience and
stage, creating fresh contexts for the presentation of art and performance.