Spinning a Yarn

May 2019

Studio Performance

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This piece calls to a tradition of spinning wool and sharing stories, spinning a yarn.  I have always found the act of spinning to be a meditative experience and I wanted to bring that to an audience.  Here, witnessed by my figures at the gate, I told stories and held conversation with viewers, bringing in a mix of fantastical story and personal history and holding space for viewers to share their personal stories as well.

This performance, hearkening back to times when spinning was a necessity and people shared their stories while passing the time, is meant to bring people together and create a space for connection, however brief it may be.