BUILDING A BETTER FISHTRAP is an iterative performance project rooted in the vanishing fishing tradition of choreographer Paloma McGregor’s 91-year-old father. The project examines what happens when you leave your ancestral home: What do you take with you? Leave behind? Return to reclaim?
Since 2011, Paloma has used this personal inquiry as a porthole to develop the Fishtrap Method, a creative process that explores and asserts the body’s capacity to carry place, memory and experience with it in ways that can transform objects, spaces, collaborators and audiences. The resulting artistic work has been presented in such diverse settings as an abandoned nursing home, a floating platform in the Bronx River and St. Mark’s Church.
With each iteration, the hope is to deepen the connections collaborators and audiences have with one another’s legacies and the future of our embattled water spaces.
STAY TUNED for Building a Better Fishtrap: From the River’s Mouth supported by MAP Fund. Click HERE for more information.
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