Lines Ballet 2015 Summer Program


During the summer of 2015  The Roots fiber sculpture was central to a series of workshops focused on movement and creativity that were organized by Muriel Maffre for the Alonzo King Lines Ballet Summer Workshop Series. The experimental moments that resulted from the dancers' unexpected encounters with the material led to fascinating, engaging, and thought-provoking moments as the dancers sought to understand the fiber sculpture and explore its properties, and to engage with a number of activities, questions, and challenges that were presented to them. Questions such as how might The Roots be manifested as an extension of oneself, and how might the roots be used to shape an environment, generated numerous thoughtful reflections and studied interpretations, and contributed to the ever-increasing range of social moments that have defined The Roots' energy.