Experiments in Sleepflight
press: June DanceWatch
CROSSINGSPresented by Performance Works NW x Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble x Buckmxn Journal.
Crossings is a multi-disciplinary production seeking discovery through collaboration. Three teams—each featuring a dancer, musician, and poet—combined skills and insights to present a new brew of performance.
A grand confluence focused deliberately on collaboration—dancers Sophia Tweed Ahmad, Danielle Ross, and Akela Jaffi; musicians Michael Gamble, Machado Mijiga, and Cyrus Nabipoor; and poets Rich Perin, Emmi Greer, and Carolyn Supinka.
:::: Experiments in Sleepflight
choreographed by sophia tweed ahmad
written by carolyn supinka
soundscape by machado mijiga
performed by all of the above
You wake from a dream of comfort, mothers.
Your body a quilt against the elements.
Children sleep under you. Once there was a field and everywhere your shadow.”
- Excerpt of Experiments in Sleepflight by Carolyn Supinka