Our Lady of Detritus
Choreographer/performer Jill Sigman and composer/vocalist Kristin Norderval have collaborated to produce Our Lady of Detritus, a performance piece focused on “trash and transcendence” that has been making its way through various outdoor New York City sites for the past month.
The performance travels on a cart made of an orange cargo tricycle decorated with fluorescent junk foods and powered by a combination of solar panels, pedal power and rechargeable batteries. Using improvisational dance structures and an interactive sound system, Sigman and Norderval entice passersby into participating in the event and considering questions such as “What’s the last thing you threw away and how long did you have it?” and “Are there things you’ve discarded that you regret?”
The performance will make its way to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx this Saturday & Sunday, September 26 & 27, from 2-4PM. Attendance is free, and audience members are free to come and go as they like.