Dance Exchange in WaterLines: RiverBank

Dance Exchange and collaborators in rehearsal at the Chestertown Bank

Less than 24 hours after the Co-Lab performance on Sunday, Cassie, Matthew, and DX Adjunct Artist Dante Brown left Takoma Park to drive to Chestertown, Maryland, the site of  WaterLines: RiverBanka collaborative performance installation created by architect/artist Ronit Eisenbach, composer Aleksandra Vrebalov, biologist/conceptual artist Jeni Wightman, and Dance Exchange.

Transforming the vacant Chestertown Bank into an immersive art experience that reflects the town’s river setting and cultural history, the installation will be open to the public April 15-17 from 7:30 to 9:30pm. On April 16, at 9:30 a.m., Dance Exchange invites the public to join them for a water-collecting ceremony. Later that day at 8:00pm, Dance Exchange will lead a procession from the bank to the river’s edge at the end of High Street. There will no seating provided for the event, which is designed as a walking experience.

The procession will also include members of the Chestertown community who first intersected with Dance Exchange in November, when Cassie and Matthew led one of Dance Exchange’s signature Moving Field Guides. “The community members who will be performing with us will bring to life their own stories of what they value most about the past, present, and future of the Chester River and the communities that surround it,” says Cassie.

To read more about the project and its collaborators, click HERE.

About Amanda Newman

A graduate of the University of Utah Department of Modern Dance, Amanda joined Dance Exchange in 2014 as Resident Artist, Communications Coordinator, and Youth Programs Facilitator.