©2019 Sarah Ashkin

Dancing in a Hard Place, 2016
Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Dancing in a Hard Place was produced in response to the CCA exhibitions of artists Ellen Babcock and Cannupa Hanska Luger, whose works are concerned with the connections between human culture and earth. The evening-length performance was a procession of odes and poems to landscape, sensual and cerebral pictures of humans and animals on earth. Slicked with nostalgia, this dance-dream communicated our wavering connection to a landscape, home, and self amid the global climate crisis. 

  • Conception & Co-Direction: Sarah Ashkin & Micaela Gardner

  • Choreography & Performance: Sarah Ashkin, Micaela Garnder, Brittany Delany, Adam McKinney, Ehren Natay, Andy Primm, Sophia Rog, Paolo Speirn, and Spencer Toll

  • Music Composition & Performance: Ehren Kee Natay, Spencer Toll, and Andy Primm

  • Projections: Alex Reid

  • Technical Direction: Gary Ashkin

  • Co-Producer: Angie Rizzo, Center for the Contemporary Arts

  • Photo Credit: Angie Rizzo

Press for Dancing in A Hard Place:
Santa Fe Reporter
Albuquerque Journal