The Architecture of Flight-Bound Dance
With its lineage extended across a spectrum of modern dance and the aerial arts, Aerial Dance is a distinctive genre blending suspended composition with grounding interludes. In 1975, San Francisco resident Terry Sendgraff pioneered a methodology that explored the myriad possibilities of integrating technique and artistic expression on ancient apparatus. Over forty years later, artists and companies across the globe continue to heighten the characterization of contemporary movement by blurring any distinction between grounded and flight-bound dance.
Reflecting the intimate relationship between a dancer and her environment, The Paloma Project develops site-specific, multidisciplinary choreography that enmeshes ancient traditions with avant-garde sensibilities. Using flight and movement as metaphors for the human condition, artistic director Ninette Paloma has developed a unique and focused floor to air® movement language that balances quiet strength with brazen complexity. Each year, her collaborative undertakings draw local and international artists together to explore physical storytelling from coast to coast and across continents.