Trees from the Backyard - Environmental Performances for California Parks was presented as part of the San Francisco International Theater Festival in July 1983.
Performed in two San Francisco Bay Area parks, the audience was led by a "Pied Piper" figure through trees, creeks, and meadows while performers appeared and disappeared along the path. Those in full animal head masks danced on trapeze, rope, and spider webs they had woven. Exploring the relationship between illusion and reality, the finale called upon you to focus on a clear vision of the world.
Choreography and Set Design: Joanna Haigood
Composer: Lauren Weinger
Buena Vista Park, San Francisco, CA
Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Marin County, CA
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