Rehearsals have begun for APAHA’s April 2019 Interactive Arts Workshop. Bettina Drummond and Que Macho joined with dancers from the Equus Project to explore various improvised choreographies in which horse and humans interact.
“We made up ideas as we went along,” Drummond said noting that a main purpose of the rehearsal was to give all of the artists practice in being aware of one another and reading each other’s energy. That proved no problem for Macho who showed such rhythm and control as he moved fluidly around the dancers that they soon had no hesitation in moving closely beside him.
“Macho was a charmer,” Drummond said. The Lusitano stallion, a veteran performer, proved to be the ideal candidate for setting dancers at ease in working with an equine artist.
You can see segments of this initial rehearsal in the videos below: