The Raving Jaynes perform at CollabFest on Sunday, September 16. Photo by Cynthia Jimenez.
In myths past and present, art making is depicted as a solo enterprise. The creator, struck by the muse, locks him-, her-, or themself away, furiously working to emerge victorious. The world, of course, responds with thunderous applause and universal acclaim.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Making art depends on interaction with and cooperation among others. Dance, in particular, compels collaboration to fulfill its synthesis of kinesthetic, aural, and visual design.
Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, Collaborations in Dance Festival at Greenpoint’s Triskelion Arts brings dance’s myriad relationships from backstage to center stage. This year’s curator, Trina Mannino, also a contributor to The Dance Enthusiast, says “I strove to refresh CollabFest by going back to the roots of deep collaboration.”
The event sprung out . . .
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