In 2020, prompted by the global pandemic, we moved to work in hybrid environments—in person and online, integrating live performance and moving image. Operating from our studio, using state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment including multiple cameras, formats include college courses; workshops for professional artists; and community engagements. Sometimes online interactions can segue to in-person events. Examples are:
• Reciting Sites. A course developed with Bates College Professor and culinary anthropologist Dr. Myron Beasley that attracted students from engineering, history, dance and African American Studies to study site specific creations. The students built their own site-based works informed by the practices learned in the course.
• Dance and Film Making in Historic Sites. Appropriate for professionals or students, this overview addresses questions and artistic decisions such as: How does architecture influence movement choices? How are sites selected? How does camera angle and placement affect perspective?
• Memory, Nostalgia and Inhabiting Public and Private Spaces. Content from a performance was adapted for a two-day workshop for professional dance artists, and then expanded into an academic course.
Above: Migratuse Ataraxia Installation at Bridgeport Arts Center, Chicago, IL. Photo courtesy of Wideman Davis Dance. Artists: Tanya Wideman-Davis and Thaddeus Davis. Tanya Wideman-Davis Teaching a virtual workshop for the University of Southern Mississippi. Photo courtesy of Wideman-Davis Dance. Migratuse Ataraxia Installation at Bridgeport Arts Center, Chicago, IL. Photo courtesy of Wideman Davis Dance. Artist: Petra Everson. Past Works: credits here