Organized by NYC choreographer (former Seattle resident) Beth Graczyk and composer Tom Baker, Radiosonde brings an element of structure to an open improvisatory setting. With scores designed by Graczyk and Baker, the group follows prompts (shapes, words, colors) to give an overall shape to the moment-by-moment decisions being made in real-time.
The key to the performances are trust and surprise, two elements that can be complementary, though are often at odds. For these performances, the performers have a deep trust with each other, while the surprises shape the totality of the work and a form begins to emerge.
Tom Baker, guitar; Greg Campbell, percussion; Jesse Canterbury, clarinets; Brian Cobb, bass; dancers Corrie Befort, Beth Graczyk, others TBA.