RE:SEED SAUGERTIES PRESENTS: CHICKENARAMA with Linda Mary Montano

Linda Mary Montano. Chicken Dance, The Streets of San Francisco, March 3, 6, 9, 1973 (still); performance, in front of Reese Palley Gallery, 550 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Photo: Mitchell Payne.

CHICKENARAMA: Maybe it was Thich Nhat Hanh who suggested we walk with "love" on the bottom of our feet so that we can practice inner peace? In the early 70's, most likely inspired by the American Indian Sacred Chicken Dances, I donned an improvisational Chicken Linda costume and "danced" Chicken Dances for years, photographed by my husband Mitchell Payne. Suddenly/recently the urge to re-Chicken Dance has emerged and I now want to faux Chicken Move with Love on the Bottom of my Feet and am excited to be invited by Jennifer Zackin to participate in Re:Seed Saugerties an Art/Soil Building Project and move with awareness in this earth honoring experience.

All ages are invited to join us at each "mini-endurance" and walk/dance/bawk/eat eggs/step with love feet and improvise safely and beautifully so we can mentor PEACEFUL-FLYING despite our vestigial wings. Remember, Chickens were originally dinosaurs. Come costumed as a wild fowl and be a miniature version of T-Rex or a new born chick. Linda Mary Montano

Seven Months of Chicken Dancing begins on Earth Day 4/22/16
We are meeting monthly April thru October
All events are free and open to the public.

April 22 @ Re:Seed Saugerties Opening Ceremony, 204 Washington Avenue, Saugerties NY -  2to5pm
a seven minute Chicken Dance at 4pm
May 14 @ Seamon Park, 5 Malden Avenue, Saugerties, NY - 1to3pm
We will dance in solidarity on the day of the "International Chicken Dance" - meet at the top of the hill
June 20  @ Seamon Park, 5 Malden Avenue, Saugerties, NY - 3to5pm
We will move in celebration of the summer solstice- meet at the top of the hill by the pavilion.
July 31 @ - Saugerties Village Beach, South end of Partition Street, Saugerties, NY - 1to3pm
August 14 Open Studios @ Re:Seed Saugerties, 204 Washington Avenue, Saugerties NY - 1to3pm
September 22 @ Seamon Park, 5 Malden Avenue, Saugerties, NY - 1to3pm
We will dance in solidarity on  "Global Performance Art Day"
Meet at the top of the hill by the pavilion.
October 16 @ Re:Seed Saugerties, 204 Washington Avenue, Saugerties NY - 1to3pm
To close our seven month Performance series we will dance the final chicken dance on the full moon.