I am well known for not liking to venture off Manhattan but as the weather has been so nice I took a beautiful two and a half hour train journey along the Hudson River to go to a town called Troy in upstate New York. The reason for my visit – to see Dancing on the Ceiling : Art & Zero Gravity – an exhibit where artists explore weightlessness.
My favourite piece was a pair of videos by William Forsythe, Antipodes I/II, where his movements seem to defy gravity. I knew nothing about Forsythe before watching the exhibit but felt he must have some dance training and subsequently found out that this piece was shown at Sadler’s Wells in London last year.
An added bonus was that the venue, the Curtis R Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), was as visually stunning as the art: