rip·en [rahy-puhn] verb
1. to make or become ripe.
2. to bring or come to maturity, the proper condition, etc.; mature.
1. Coming to full development; becoming mature maturation
2. Acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time
RIPENING is an ever-evolving, indeed "ever-ripening", performance entity conceived and choreographed by Vanessa Walters. RIPENING ages, develops, and presents through dance performance, installation, and interactive video design. Arriving, becoming, blossoming, growing, seasoning, maturing, aging, rotting, dying, transforming … From deliciousness to decay - this is our exquisite journey.
Collaborating artists include dancer/performers Lynn Barr, Janna Diamond, Jennifer Sydor, and Ryan Lawrence; video/film artist Brian Gonzales; composer Peter Salett; photographer Alexandrea Thomsen; costumers David Quinn and Karen Young; and producer Cynthia Fieldus Salett.
photo credit - Soula Kalamaras