A sound and dance piece by performance duo Lord and June, HERON interacts with Nakaya’s large-scale fog sculptures at the Leverett Pond site in Brookline. HERON features an ambient sound composition, spatialized by key participants wearing small wireless speakers housed within sculptural vessels and following the performance as it meanders along the path. Different sections of the soundscape explore the types of tonalities that blend with the different environments: the large twisting trees moving in the wind, the stillness of the open water, and the movement of waterfowl on and above the pond.
The scene will follow the movement of a solo dancer (Sara June) who will create sculptural forms with her body reminiscent of the blue heron and other water fowl who dwell in this environment. HERON will take place an hour prior to sunset as a temporal element of the work includes the passage of the sun from just above to just below the horizon line. The final minutes of the performance will occur in near-darkness.
HERON will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain.
This program is made possible with generous support from Barbara and Amos Hostetter and Eugene M. Lang Foundation.