According to its creator, Phil Soltanoff, SITSTANDWALKLIEDOWN……Is about public space. It reacts to public space by painting it with choreographed movement. The movement is created in response to the specific qualities of a particular space and thus SITSTANDWALKLIEDOWN is a movable feast—its concept remains the same but its particulars change based on the space where it’s constructed.
SITSTANDWALKLIEDOWN germinated at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2009 with the support of the Doris Duke Creative Exploration Fund. It was subsequently performed on Governors Island in New York City as part of the River-to-River Festival/SITELINES 2010. It returns to Williamstown again this week.
According to Jenny Gersten, artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, this participatory event will take place on Friday August 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. on Spring Street and the Williams College campus in Williamstown, MA. (The event is free and everyone is invited to take part, or just watch. As you will see in the video below, it could be a delightful aerobic workout if it is anything like the earlier iteration.No further specifics were included in the announcement.)