Waterwalk: Surface and Depth/Lunar Pantoum

gamelan opera (Waterwalk: Surface and Depth) and dance piece (Lunar Pantoum)

Performance texts

Waterwalk Juanita Rockwell

Waterwalk: Surface and Depth/Lunar Pantoum: Description

Waterwalk: Surface and Depth: As part of her Pathways Project, Nancy Romita and Moving Company commissioned this gamelan opera for the 2001 inauguration of a stone labyrinth built for healing on the grounds of Hopkins Bayview Hospital in Baltimore. I wrote the libretto, Robert Macht composed the music, and Nancy Romita directed the work for soprano, gamelan orchestra, narrator and 5 dancers.

Lunar Pantoum: As part of an evening of dance works performed later that year at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Nancy Romita and Moving Company set a dance piece on a poem I wrote about the Atomic Bomb and the Cherry Hill NJ water tower, as seen from the New Jersey Turnpike.