Strange Fact Dance Company has developed a new evening-length worked titled LandEscape which was developed by Rowena Richie with Katarina Eriksson and Ernie Lafky. The performances also feature musicians Ben Juodvalkis and Rory Keefe, sculpture by Terry Cunniff and visual design by Sarah Smith.
Through dance, sound, original songs, text and a scenic installation, LandEscape explores the question: how are humans perceived through the eyes of other species including plants and animals (and to some degree children)? LandEscape is inspired by topics ranging from from Michael Pollan's point of view, to wood in the news, to a collection of things found in the ground.
Rowena Richie is a dancer, director, composer, on-and-off actor and teacher, and full-time wife and mother. Strange Fact Dance Company is her newest baby. She is also the co-founder of Boathouse & Co. Performance. Rowena has performed with Kraft and Purver, the ESP Project and Strangefruit Theater Ensemble.
RAW (resident artists’ workshop) @ The Garage is produced by SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts (Saving Arts From Extinction), a non-profit arts presenting organization that specializes in incubating new performing art through residencies, workshops and performance.