A Great Unbridgeable Distance

'A Great Unbridgeable Distance' at Bellwether Festival, Sept 14-23rd, 2018 by Mandy Greer


A Great Unbridgeable Distance will be a series of nightly durational-performance meditations in garden spaces in Downtown Park, guided by a transdisciplinary cohort of guides brought together and costumed by artist Mandy Greer and Fallow Collective.  Anyone is invited to assemble around the rough hewn elm tables, and rest on the communally hand-woven indigo rugs, in this space held for contemplation and learning through hand-work.  Together we’ll seek for a sense of place and history in our internal and external landscapes, making peace with our darkness both personally and societally, and pay homage to remembrances of the sweetness of life and the hard work of turning to the light.  Over the course of 10 evenings, a non-linear narrative of loss, regret, shame and also of resiliency, wonder and resistance will be woven together for those who come to participate in any way they desire.  Through simple but poetic shared meaningful experiences, all who gather will be guided towards bridging the distances between ourselves and our other companions on this earth.  

A Great Unbridgeable Distance, 2018

A Great Unbridgeable Distance, 2018

a project by Mandy Greer and Fallow Collective

Time & Place

Fri, Sept 14, 6-9pm and Sat, Sept 15, 12-3pm
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

MON, Sept 17 – Sun, Sept 23, 5-8pm
Formal Gardens (northeast corner of Bellevue Downtown Park)
10201 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA 98004

In the event of rain, nightly performances in the park will be postponed and shifted to another evening of Bellwether

Full Schedule

Fri, Sept 14, 6-9pm: ‘Individual and Communal well-being are woven together’ on the Hygeia Communal Weaving Loom (at Bellevue Arts Museum)

Sat, Sept 15, 12-3pm at BAM: Hygeia Communal Weaving Loom

Sun, Sept 16, 5-8pm: CANCELED due to forcasted thundershowers

Mon, Sept 17, 5-8pm: Remembrance and Forgetting’ with movement artist Consuelo Gonzalez ( re-scheduled from 9/16)

Tue, Sept 18, 5-8pm: ‘Atonement and Ancient Sweetness: Giving Breath to the Song in the leaves of the Ancient Forest’ with ritualist Timothy White Eagle

Wed, Sept 19, 5-8pm: ‘Translation, mistranslation, mediating between inner and outer worlds’ with movement artist Consuelo Gonzalez

Thur, Sept 20, 5-8pm: ‘Wonder and Resilience: honoring hidden memories in the land, reintegrating what we ostracize’ with dance makers Alyza DelPan-Monley and Lorraine Lau

Fri, Sept 21, 5-8pm: ‘The Sacred and Extractive bound together’ with Mandy Greer and Fallow Collective

Sat, Sept 22, 5-8pm: ‘Wonder and Resilience: There is no one who is outside the human community’ with dance makers Alyza DelPan-Monley and Lorraine Lau

Sun, Sept 23, 5-8pm: ‘In fallow fields there are seeds that still grow rebellious’ with Mandy Greer and Fallow Collective





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Learn about all the events for Bellwether 2018.