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Video: Gail Langstroth — In the beginning

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in the beginning

wind     shadow     struggle     stone

 

I first visited the City of Culture, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in March of 2011. Despite the grey and damp of that particular day, I was awestruck by the magnificence of Peter Eisenman’s architecture. As I walked between the buildings I said to myself I want to perform here one day.

On July 9th, 2015 — along with an actor and a guitarist — I performed Shipwrecks of Light, homage to the Galician poet Manuel Antonio. I was also given permission to film outside, on the days following the performance.

In the beginning is a prelude to my movement conversation with these spaces. Two longer films will be released in 2016.

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3 comments on “Video: Gail Langstroth — In the beginning

  1. Gail Langstroth
    January 2, 2016

    Dear Celeste, thanks for your encouraging words. I will look into the Braddock, Carrie Furnace idea. Besos, Gail

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  2. cgainey
    January 1, 2016

    I am in love with this dance performance! I would love to see Langstroth dance/perform in more significant architectural landscapes––say, Eisenman’s Berlin Holocaust Memorial, the Carrie Furnace in Braddock, PA––the possibilities are endless. Gail Langstroth is the Christo of dance performance!

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