Photo: Marc Carter
Amplifying Pulse is inspired by the pulse listening method in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Paige Barnes has been in residence at the Olympic Sculpture Park exploring the intersections of her Eastern healing and dance movement practices with poet Vanessa DeWolf, musician Evan Flory-Barnes and animator Stefan Gruber. Barnes’ residency has primarily been spent listening to park visitors’ pulses and responding to each through dance movement and poetry. On February 24, this experience will be expanded to include 10 dancers and 3 musicians. The evening will move between the intimacies of individual pulse readings and the invited chaos of group improvisations with dance and music.
Amplifying Pulse Artists:
Director: Paige Barnes
Poet: Vanessa DeWolf
Animator: Stefan Gruber
Dancers: Chloe Albin, Paige Barnes, Etienne Capko, Jessie Chung, Randy Ford, Camille Fujita, Serge Gubelman, Ella Mahler, Devin McDermott, Milvia Pacheco and Tamin Totzke
Musicians: Beth Fleenor (clarinet, voice), Monica Schley (harp, voice), and Ivory Smith (electronics, voice)
Barnes received partial funding from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.