Photographs by Corrado Serra.
“The South Street Seaport Museum and Kinesis Project dance theatre present Secrets and Seawalls aboard the restored 1885 full-rigged cargo sailing ship Wavertree. Secrets and Seawalls is an evening of dance in two distinct acts. Inspired by hurricane Sandy and New York’s strength and susceptibility, Melissa Riker, in collaboration with architect Lee H. Skolnick, FAIA, has created an evening of whispers, secrets and raw beauty exploring vulnerability, power, and how each are revealed. Dancers whisper across an expanse; stealing and sharing secrets in a shifting, immersive environment. The piece is spurred by questions: Does power exist in the structures we create? In the way we withhold information? Or, is it in the vulnerability revealed before the storm? The work premiered along the beach at Fort Tilden in Gateway National Park, The Rockaways in 2015.” — The South Street Seaport Museum
Choreography by Melissa Riker, in full collaboration with the dancers. Dancers: Cassandra Cotta, Zachary Denison, Michelle Amara Micca, Zoe Allocco. Concept collaboration: Lee Skolnick, FAIA. Costumes by Asa Thornton. Live Music by Katie Down, Helen Yee and Michael Evans.