Throughout the summer, Creative Coalitions’ series Bringing Art to Life has been celebrating the amazing artistic talents and beautiful green spaces of Bushwick, Brownsville, and East New York.
Name: Chriselle Tidrick
Hometown: Poland, Ohio
How long have you lived in Brooklyn? 17 years
Neighborhood: Boerum Hill
Favorite thing about neighborhood: I know my neighbors, so it really feels like home.
What did you get funded for? Dreamscapes, a new work of circus-infused dance being created by my company, Above and Beyond Dance.
What’s that all about? Dreamscapes is choreographed for 5 dancer/circus arts performers and fuses contemporary dance, aerial harness, aerial fabric, static trapeze, and stilt disciplines to depict the ethereal wonder of dreams and the surreal terror of nightmares. Various realms are born out of each dreaming figure’s inner consciousness, generating a series of fantastical vignettes ranging from grotesque, misshapen bodies in a landscape of destruction to an otherworldly scene of angelic beings in aerial fabric. The completed work will run about 35 minutes and will premiere September 19-21 as part of Dreamscapes and Other Imaginings, a co-production with The Muse in Williamsburg Brooklyn.