Choreographer Joanna Haigood, composer Lauren Weinger, and visual artist Reiko Goto created CHO MU (Butterfly Dreams) which uses naturally occuring elements - local butterflies and their metamorphic process - to suggest a metaphorical relationship with human growth and evolution. Conceived as a walk through performance installation, this work took place in six stations along a designated path. The path and character of the stations drew from the juxtaposition of nature and urban life, as well as from the inherent breeding patterns of the butterflies. CHO MU was developed at Capp Street Project, Dancing in the Streets, Jacob's Pillow, and the Walker Art Center. It premiered as a finished work in July of 1993 in the Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden in Minnesota, on Roosevelt Island in New York, and on the grounds of Jacob's Pillow.
Created in 1993