The Pilot Dance Project continues its 2018 season with a new evening-length work by Ashley Horn.
The Sky Was Wild with Sunshine will premiere as part of the 2018 Houston Fringe Festival September 14, 15 at 8 PM and, and 16 at 6 PM at Midtown Arts and Theater Center (MATCH). The Sky Was Wild with Sunshine scans the current horizon of diminishing compassion and humanity, explores what we want the world to be, and looks toward the divergent futures of whether we will or won’t stop the current cycle of gray-skied ambivalence. The inhabitants of Horn’s latest creation look upward and beyond their immediate reality to fervently plant and nurture seeds of kindness, love, and joy.
The Sky Was Wild with Sunshine is a prayer for peace shouted into the void. It is a tiny piece of hope planted with intention of life-giving abundance. It is a reaffirmation to love bravely and with abandon.
This project seeks to shake off the darkness and build a utopia out of curbside castoffs, little pieces of string, and whatever other beautiful things we see. In a world where fear and misinformation are weaponized, The Sky Was Wild With Sunshine offers an alternative of compassion and warmth.
With dancers Shanon Adame, Adam Castaneda, Angela Cohen, Lindsay Cortner, Cloe Leppard, Holly Moran, Amy Phillips, Kristina Prats, and Emily Sayre. [Organizer's description]