Wednesday, April 09, 2008

"Footprints" debuted at Barefoot Brigade show last weekend

"I step gently on the earth...You can hardly see the marks I leave behind."

"Mama, mama, look at the sky! The colors so bright at night!"

" i have trampled this territory."

We're onstage again this weekend to perform "Footprints", as part of the annual Dallas FringeFest in Deep Ellum. We do the piece at 4pm, and then again at 9:45pm. Come check us out if you are into seeing some experimental performance on Saturday, April 12th. The show's at the Dallas Hub Theater, which is located at 2809 Canton St.

12:00 AM CDT on Sunday, April 6, 2008

By MARGARET PUTNAM / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News
Margaret Putnam is a Richardson-based writer who covers dance.

"I was worried there for a little while. What if no one in the Barefoot Brigade Dance Festival went weird Friday night?

I need not have worried. Footprints did the trick. Eight mannequin legs littered the floor, one leg rudely impaled with a Styrofoam cup, the rest stuffed with plastic bags.

Upside down, Lori Sundeen Soderbergh wiggled her feet. Eventually, she's was upright. The theme, or at least part of it, was to take responsibility for one's footprint that damages the Earth. But it was difficult to take seriously because of some props, such as a fish mask and a part that mocked strangulation.Next to that bit of nonsense, everything else seemed pretty straightforward from the area troupes at the dance festival."

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