Environment, Art, and Human Security (eARTh) Studio Director, Pamela Donohoo, debuted three new pieces of aerial choreography, “Strange Fruit,” “Water Stories,” and “Rising” (excerpt) in Los Angeles on August 20th.
The performance took place at Live Arts LA, as part of the event, “The Women’s Collective: Imagine a Woman.” The Women’s Collective is a night of synchronicity between the worlds of theater and dance, all the while furthering the complete definition of a woman. The sympathetic series is produced by playwright and choreographer, Ashlee Katrice Thomas, and “Imagine A Woman” was the culminating event of their Enlightened Theater Summer Series, which prides itself in showcasing all new works that are “pushing boundaries on the meaning of being a woman.”
In regards to her work’s inner meaning, she states her performance shows, “the importance of water and the power that water holds, and making a parallel between water and women, and thinking about women’s position when it comes to resources and resource acquisition, and thinking about our community, and how all of these things tie into our community and how they form, and in a sense destroy communities.”
And in regards to her experience on the 20th, she expresses, “I am very grateful for the ability and opportunity to express myself and communicate messages of immense gravity in such a powerful and artistic way. Thanks to all who contributed, supported, and received this gift.”
If you unfamiliar with director Donohoo’s aerial, gymnastic, dance, and choreographic background, check out her demo reel below.
For more information on her current exploits, you can view her personal website.