River to River Festival: The Sun Seekers
June 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Join an hour-long participatory performance led by Amy Khoshbin alongside dancers and musicians et in Amy and Jennifer Khoshbin’s– a sister duo– immersive installation at The Arts Center at Governors Island. The performance is an induction ceremony into the Sun Seekers’ world, which promotes healing through disconnecting with technology and reconnecting with ourselves, each other, and the natural world. The Sun Seekers is a sci-fi narrative about an alternate world that maintains a direct correlation to our experience of the isolation and anxiety of indoor on-screen life (the Wreck-tangle).
The performance begins in the Sun Seekers Sunport– the indoor immersive installation of analog sensory sculptures that doubles as an initiation space to the Sun Seekers world. Participants collectively engage with immersive sensory sculptures such as vaginal scent pods and weighted blanket capes as prompts to awaken senses found outside the Wreck-tangle: smell, touch, sound, balance. Performers lead participants through a series of collective movements and polysensory somatic prompts in and outdoors, such as durational absurdist movement, visualizations, and consuming healing botanicals together. Let your feet become green, your knees become flowers, your limbs snakes and your eyes portals.
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