I am very excited to write todays blog about Aesthetic Destiny 1 : Candy Mountain, a dance piece choreographed by Walter Dundervill. I have known Walter for more years than I admit to being alive so lets just say awhile. This week he has his first full night work at Dance Theater Workshop with 2 more nights to go. I was most excited to see Walter’s reviews of his current work in The NY Times and The Village Voice. Walter is not only choreographer but costume designer extraordinaire (and dancer ). He has won a Bessie for costume this year on another choreographers show ( and has won a Bessie for his dance as well…. very talented)). Last week I attended his open rehearsal and saw glimpses of whats to come, and saw he is definitely performing something a bit different for him in parts which I always find exciting, watching an artist stretch past beyond his/her comfort range to something new. I have been a HUGE fan of Walter for years along with his creative talents. Below is a video of Walters work from the website of Dance Theater Workshop, some photos of his work on this piece and some photos I have taken of Walters past work ( I still fantasize about wearing the costumes and the wigs!)
Here is the link to DTW with a video of Walter’s last piece in the works…performed at The Chocolate Factory
Costumes and photos below from previous works the wigs and costumes I adored, original performance at Dance Theater Workshops 2007 The Nothing Festival. These photos were taken at an interactive performance in a gallery where the audience had to make way for the dancers as they made their way thru the gallery with slow deliberate moves making it harder to guess which way to move, very unique and fun experience for me.