Friday, July 12, 2013

A Time To Fall: A Collective Performance

Ever fallen? No matter. Fall again. Fall better….
July 17th 6pm 
Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto

Photo: Amy Sharrocks: Invitation to Fall

A Time to Fall, a collective performance, has been developed by Amy Sharrocks in London, UK with a variety of people for whom falling has different resonances… able-bodied people, school children, over 60s ….etc. As Sharrocks writes, “This is a group performance which looks at how people move together.  The piece deals with the importance of care and the kindness of strangers.  It is about the shock that replays the event and the need to tell the story of each fall as a way of dissipating its power.   We look at ways of walking - and of veering off - and how experience, pain and ageing processes are accommodated into our bodies. The result is a measured, strange kind of dance with a gentleness that reflects an act of kindness and careful watching, capturing a moment of care.”

In gentle solidarity with A Time to Fall (London), WIAprojects (Toronto) invited all and sundry to come and fall together at Trinity Bellwoods Park (near Queen St West & Strachan) on July 17th at 6 pm. The 6 pm time was to coincide with the London event. We gathered to "rehearse" at 5.30 pm.  The event was videotaped, documented, shown online and shared with all of you and the UK group.

A Time to Fall:
Musicians/singers: Honey Novick & Mary Wright
Video recording: Cassie Scott
Video editing, website design & still photography: Miklos Legrady

Helene Vosters
Leena Raudvee
Pam Patterson
Katt Emerald
Margit Asslestine
Hareem Qureshy
Anaya Rana
A Time to Fall, Toronto, Photo by Miklos Legrady