Archives for September 2016

Calling the devine

This southern-hailing choreographer finds inspiration for her site-specific performances in the terrain of New England.

Candice Salyers grew up in Nashville, but since moving to Northampton a decade ago, it is New England’s vibrant landscape that has inspired this innovative choreographer and performer. “I love the beauty of the landscape and the variations it goes through every year,” she says.

Salyers creates site-specific work incorporating that landscape. In a piece she did

The crazy orchid lady

Shelburne Falls, like many of Massachusetts’ hill towns, has a starkness about it in early spring. The surrounding hills may still carry a dusting of snow, the trees have yet to leaf out, and the town’s famed Bridge of Flowers lies dormant. But this artsy former mill town is home to a secret, almost florid jungle of nearly 500 orchids created by one passionate gardener in the converted barn she calls home.

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