surface roll, 1998
surface roll was designed specifically for an empty 1920s’ vintage swimming pool located in a natural amphitheater surrounded by gardens and redwoods at Villa Lauriston, in Portola Valley, California. . Charles Amirkhanian’s Gold & Spirit and Marcel Duchamp’s La Mariée Mise à Nu…Meme, provided the music. The dance was choreographed for nine dancers for a salon given by the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and incorporated an abstract movement vocabulary distilled from the activities of swimming and other water sports. A light rain fell the afternoon of the event, enhancing the mood of the piece.
Charles Amirkhanian, Marcel Duchamp