By Carrie Stern
Like the tree falling in the forest, does performance exist without the audience? What to do with those silent bodies, sitting out there, breathing? Who is the audience? Are they a friend? How do you invite an audience, used to a kind of active-passiveness, to physically engage with the performers and the performance? To perhaps perform?
These are not new questions, and Brooklyn choreographer Yanira Castro has asked them in various ways through many of her pieces. Castro creates “site-based dance installations.” Unlike site-specific choreographers, who create work
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