Our Ship Artship
Alice Arts Center, Oakland (re-named Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts)
Collaboration of Artship/Dance Theater
with Project Bandaloop
Under artistic director Amelia Rudolf, Project Bandaloop will present a vertical dance performance. Collaborating with Artship Dance Theater members and Slobodan Dan Paich the performance will present poetic enactment of the relationship between humans and machines in the historical context.
This outdoor performance is based on the working ship's energy and often unappreciated beauty of the unity between the ship's cranes, hard working machinery and the people who operated them.
As the passenger/cargo ship Del Orleans (1940-1941), Artship sailed to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, carrying passengers to South America and back and bringing tons of coffee and fruit back to the US. The ship became a troop carrier/combat vessel (194I-1949) carrying different kinds of cargo.
Photographs by Heath Winer