If you’re looking for something FUN to do this weekend, I highly recommend stopping by the University Settlement’s Performance Project. For three nights only, bluemouth inc. is bringing their “ecstatic and intimate duration-based performance event,” Dance Marathon, to the Lower East Side. The company has been working with volunteer dancers and some of the youth groups at The Door, in preparation for the big interactive performance, which is indeed, a three-hour-long dance marathon.
I stopped by a rehearsal yesterday and spoke with Stephen O’Connell, one of the members of the collective and the director for this show. The group was practicing some dance moves and working on music. The two core members dancing below (after the jump) are Stephen O’Connell and Lucy Simic: