PANEL DISCUSSION: Mariam Ghani + Erin Kelly film
1843 W Housatonic St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Shot at the Pleasant Hill (KY) Shaker Village, this three-in-one channel video condenses a day-long performance by dancers from the Louisville Ballet, Moving Company, and other performers into a 22-minute meditation on Shaker landscaping, architecture, song, and dance as forms of organizing being-in-common. When the Spirit Moved Them, They Moved was created by artist Mariam Ghani and choreographer Erin Ellen Kelly as part of their long-running collaboration on Performed Places, a series of site-responsive videos that draw on ideas from landscape archeology and have been created and presented in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With cinematography and sound design by Adam Hogan.