Welcome to the Alfred University Site Specific Performance Blog!  

This blog documents the work of the  Site Specific Performance course 
taught by D. Chase Angier and attended by Katie Barlow, Keriann Bellamy, Leah Crosby, Dominiqua Jones, Ramona Kingsley, Claire Pitts, Emily Smith, and Kate Truini.

During this course we created four very different site specific performances.  Following is documentation of our work together, and a Site Specific Performance Manual written by the performers.  

Enjoy!  -- D. Chase Angier


The audience was led in silence at a pace that was designed to enhance their experience; taking in the sounds and smells, as well as the sights.  The audience was also invited to stop at various places to see performance events that were occurring across the lake and on the lake, as well as to experience happenings that surrounded them along the way.

Happy Dances II

Happy Dances II 2010 from D. Chase Angier on Vimeo.

Happy Dances II was a six-hour, non-stop site specific dance performed in the rain in an outdoor courtyard at Alfred University.  The piece was inspired by the site and the belief in the infectious power of dance, music and spontaneous gatherings.  It was performed intentionally during midterm exams and during a gloomy cold time of year. Every hour on the hour, a three-minute choreographed dance choreographed by D. Chase Angier was performed to Don’t Rain on my Parade sung by Barbra Streisand. During the remainder of each hour, more than 100 participants, wearing clothing that made them happy, danced and bounced on a mini trampoline within a colorful set installation to songs they picked that inspired their happiness. Students, faculty members and staff danced expressively in the rain for six hours.