History of SkyDance/SkyTime/SkyWeb

1982 - SKYDANCE

@ University of Iowa as a part of the 2nd Intermedia Festival
organized by Experimental Intermedia Foundation and Prof. Hans Breder, University of Iowa.

SKYDANCE was conceived by Elaine and she collaborated with Otto Piene (inflatable sculptures).

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a Review from Iowa City Press-Citizen by Robin Goldman





1984 - SKYDANCE/SKYTIME

@ the Guggenheim Museum

a collaboration between Elaine, Otto Piene (sculpture) and Carman Moore (composer).

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Performance announcement/poster in various formats. We have few remaining copies still available, please email us at elaine@skytime.org if you are interested.


a Review from Village Voice by Debora Jowitt

a drawing by Otto Piene





1996 - beginning of Skytime.org




March 18, 19, and 20, 2010 - SkyDance/SkyTime/SkyWeb, Improvization with Sun Moon & Stars I

for PLATFORM 2010: Back to New York City Curated by Juliette Mapp

@ St.Marks Church/Danspace

first run through at Danspace Project, 3/11/2010
First run through at Danspace Project, 3/11/2010, from L to R: Meg Chang, Jill Green, Douglas Dunn, Gabriella Hiatt, Kevin Ho, Kiori Kawai and Elaine Summers

Choreographer, Director: Elaine Summers

Dancer: Meg Chang, Douglas Dunn, Jill Green, Gabriella Hiatt, Kevin Ho, Kiori Kawai, Jung-Woong Kim, Elke Luyten, Marion Ramirez

Music: Carman Moore & Sky Ensemble

article and review about the show

- A pioneer presents dance and film. by Gia Kourlas, TimeOut New York / Issue 755
- Enticing the Senses, From Stage to Screen by Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times, March 19, 2010
- Dancing on Screen, Big and Small by L.J. Sunshine, Brooklyn Rail, March, 2010
- Elaine Summers at Danspace Project this weekend by Lana Wilson, Performa Blog



November 5, 2010 - SkyDance/SkyTime/SkyWeb, Improvization with Sun Moon & Stars II

for IONE'S 15TH ANNUAL DREAM FESTIVAL.

@ Emily Harvey Foundation

Choreographer, Director: Elaine Summers

Dancer: Kiori Kawai, Thomas Körtvélyessy (from Rotterdam through Skype)

Music: Pauline Oliveros


Videographers: Aaron Sherwood, Adolfo Estrada Edited by Kiori Kawai




Sun Moon & Stars

Saturday, April 9, 2011. 7 PM.

@ Fundação de Serralves/Museu de Arte Contemporânea

Choreographer, Director: Elaine Summers

Dancer: Kiori Kawai, Thomas Körtvélyessy (from Rotterdam through Skype)

Music: Pauline Oliveros (accordion), Ione (spoken word), Jason Hwang (violin)

Video by Aaron Sherwood, Shona Masarin (images courtesy of NASA), Geoffrey Hendricks, Carol Summers, Adolfo (Gatto) Estrada, Taketo Shimada and Elaine Summers

Sun Moon & Stars is a part of SkyDance SkyTime SkyWeb.


SUN MOON & STARS timelapse by Taketo Shimada
5pm, 4/6 to 5pm 4/9/2011


SUN MOON & STARS interview filmed for Lisbon television channel


SUN MOON & STARS slideshow
Photos by Filipe Braga


SUN MOON & STARS performance excerpt
video/edit by Papagaio Loiro