In The Apprenticeship Project eighteen Williams College students were paired with eighteen residents (ages eighteen to seventy-eight) of the rural towns surrounding the college, in an extended process of mutual exchange. Students shared movement and awareness practices they were learning in the performance course Perceptual Intelligence with their community partners, and the partners shared elements of their expertise, including hair-dressing, massage, harmonica-playing, acrobatics, and bee keeping. The semester-long exchange culminated in a durational, public event in which farming, dancing, carpentry, hairdressing, and music collided in an interactive sculpture at the margins of country fair and dance performance.
deepdeepbodygl!tter was a 21st century folk dance, a ritual for nothing and everything. Created for the Tang Teaching Museum and hosted by Hana van der Kolk and Skidmore College students Ally Lehman and Cinthia Duran Larrea, this fully immersive event invited participants along on a journey of intimacy, absurdity, cooperation and celebration. This event took place as part of the Tang's exhibition "Machine Project — The Platinum Collection (Live by Special Request)". Video and Editing by Ian Byers-Gamber.