UNDER THE TRACKS, 6min., USA, Dance
Directed by Alexander Petit Olivieri, Alia Swersky, Roel Seeber
Constructed between 1911 and 1917, the Ballard Locks connects the Puget Sound to Seattle’s upstream lakes. It was originally operated and led by engineer Hiram Chittenden of the US Army Corp, from whom it now gets its name the Ballard Hiram Chittenden Locks. Each year, 40,000 ships pass through the locks that separate the fresh water lakes from the salt water ways of the Puget Sound. In this site-specific work, three dancers explore the line between the past and the present. They slide, scrape and scour the ledge that overlooks the intersection of Seattle's salt and fresh water systems.