Poet Rachelle Woods and musician Juliana Peterson celebrate the promise of a much-needed spring in Poems for Brigid.
For their two-woman show, Woods reads a varied selection of her poems and Peterson responds with songs and accordion pieces.
The two met while doing contact improv, a free form style of dancing where there is no leader or follower. Having to work together in such an impromptu way helped the two artists appreciate the collaborative process.
"We both value how one piece of art informs the next piece of art," Woods tells SFR, "What makes a song? Why is a song different from a poem? Being able to make two pieces of art from the same words is something really exciting to me."
The performance is held in honor of the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. More specifically, it is held in honor of Brigid.