Gateway was dance work about the space of transition. After a residency and showing of Gateway at The New Museum in February 2015 I realized this piece is about the, or my own, acceptance of death. I got a call from my father in March that cancer was spread through his body and he thought he had about a month to live. He died on April 20, 2015.
The Sunland Dancers were formed by Jmy James Kidd in June 2013 to practice and perform in the pagan-alien dance tradition. Sunland Dancers at Getty were Kidd, Perin Hailey McNelis, Jil Stein, Lisa Wahlander and Alexa Weir.
Original Music Composition by Tara Jane ONeil
Thank you to the Lucky Dragons for inviting us to be part of the evening at the Getty with them, SK Kakraba, Rafa Esparza, and Jibade Khalil-Huffman.