THE GOlive dance and performance festival

Curated by Donald Hutera

Patrons: Rosemary Butcher, Siobhan Davies.

We will be announcing the next stage of GOlive for 2014 shortly.

Here are details of the 2013 inaugural festival.

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The full festival schedule:

MONDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

Element Dance: Birds of Paradise
Samba meets beatbox…with feathers on.

Ella Mesma: Evol
Evol is love in reverse and is an attempt to embody the term 'grey rape' – referring to the myth that sexual assault can sometimes be an accident.

Jamie Wood: You dancing?
A space for people to dance and observe each other moving, or choosing not to move, or to sit and observe each other’s bodies. How do we hold and position ourselves?

Darren Ellis Dance: Long Walk Home

One of a series of individual portraits of different women, each at a different stage of life, this solo features music from acclaimed folk duo the Askew Sisters.

Renaud Wiser: The Skin Walkers
A short, intricate duet exploring the ability of the human body to morph into a multitude of forms.

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TUESDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

Ella Mesma: Evol
Evol is love in reverse and is an attempt to embody the term 'grey rape' – referring to the myth that sexual assault can sometimes be an accident.

Darren Ellis Dance: Long Walk Home
One of a series of individual portraits of different women, each at a different stage of life, this solo features recorded music from acclaimed folk duo the Askew Sisters.

Renaud Wiser: The Skin Walkers
A short, intricate duet exploring the ability of the human body to morph into a multitude of forms.

Jacob Hobbs: Hallo Spaceboy
Meet Tom. He’s an astronaut. He’s running out of air. He’s about die. But there’s still time for one last song...

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WEDNESDAY 11th SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

Corali: Timepieces
A double bill of short duets that in different ways deal with unison and synchronisation, and how two dancers can fall in and out of time with one another.

Flora Wellesley Wesley: Sorbet du Soir

An improvised solo in which humour, feelings and opinions emerge from postures, actions and sounds but are not forced. An inquiry into presence, baggage and meaning-making. How many Floras are at work?

Paulette Mae: sea me (in bits) [work-in-progress]
This intuitive, DIY solo features feet that speak, a stepping into multiple worlds and a voicing of vibrations…waves of information.

Anusha Subramanyam: From the heart
This solo challenges notions of normal and abnormal, drawing inspiration from Subramanyam’s therapeutic and creative work while also combining the emotive and gestural grammar of bharatanatyam and contemporary movement.

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THURSDAY 12th SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

Daniel Hay-Gordon and Eleanor Perry (Thick and Tight)

A choice selection of films, live duets and maybe some solos from a creative partnership which combines refined skill with off-the-wall wit.

70/30 Split: Two do: A performance

Two do = the duo, the relationship, the love, the balance, the sharing, the co-dependency. Candid, satirical dance-theatre from a committed partnership that sometimes has problems.

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FRIDAY 13th SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

70/30 Split: Content part 1
Overtly tongue-in-cheek, Content part 1 is two women with two of everything. They search for content, meaning and substance via a punchy accumulation of words, thoughts, characters, expectations, stories, experiences and alternatives.

Daniel Hay-Gordon and Eleanor Perry (Thick and Tight)
A choice selection of films, live duets and maybe some solos from a creative partnership which combines refined skill with off-the-wall wit.


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SATURDAY 14th SEPTEMBER AT 7PM

Noodle/SIN Cru: How to Build A Shelf
This solo explores the artist's own duplicity as he starts to discover who he is and who he might be.

Elizabeth Peck (Threads Dance Company): Me, myself and I
This solo examines the notion of isolation and how it plays on the mind.

Shane Shambhu (Altered Skin): Pogunilla and Dr Jaga & Mr Haridas
Pogunilla is a classical bharatanatyam solo highlighting the impossibility of disassociating from one’s cultural and religious background.

Dr Jagad & Mr Haridas is a fresh take on Jekyll and Hyde reflecting modern science and identity.

Hayley Barker: Womanish [work-in-progress]
Womanish delves into the creative worlds of pioneering female authors working in the 20th Century, creating a ghostly character who functions as an ever-shifting vessel for the writers themselves and their fictional portrayal of women.

Marina Collard: Still Going
A solo created in response to a question about one’s relationship to an art form. Having worked in dance for two decades, Marina is not sure if she’s trying to retire.

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SATURDAY 14th SEPTEMBER AT 9PM

Noodle/SIN Cru: How to Build A Shelf
This solo explores the artist's own duplicity as he starts to discover who he is and who he might be.

Peta Lily: Invocation
In this condensed version of Lily’s 2008 theatre show she takes a thought-provoking and hilarious look at life choices and earning a living.

The Dangerologists: Worksongs
A love song to the mindless drudgery and hopeless alienation of office work.

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SUNDAY 15th SEPTEMBER AT 6PM

Noodle/SIN Cru: How to Build A Shelf
This solo explores the artist's own duplicity as he starts to discover who he is and who he might be.

Moreno Solinas: URANUS
A performance for body and voice featuring love and sex, need and fear, spirit and fluid.

Marina Collard: Still Going
A solo created in response to a question about one’s relationship to an art form. Having worked in dance for two decades, Marina is not sure if she’s trying to retire.

Elizabeth Peck (Threads Dance Company): Me, myself and I
This solo examines the notion of isolation and how it plays on the mind.

Hayley Barker: Womanish [work-in-progress]
Womanish delves into the creative worlds of pioneering female authors working in the 20th Century, creating a ghostly character who functions as an ever-shifting vessel for the writers themselves and their fictional portrayal of women.

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SUNDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER AT 8PM

Noodle/SIN Cru: How to Build A Shelf
This solo explores the artist's own duplicity as he starts to discover who he is and who he might be.

Peta Lily: Invocation
In this condensed version of Lily’s 2008 theatre show she takes a thought-provoking and hilarious look at life choices and earning a living.

The Dangerologists: Worksongs
A love song to the mindless drudgery and hopeless alienation of office work.

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MONDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

Enuki: Twisted Prey
Three explosively powerful females tap into their inner feline.

Mamoru Iriguchi: Pregnant?! [excerpt]
A multimedia performance lecture delivered by a pseudo-pregnant cross-dressed male who traces an epic journey of overly intimate relationships with those closest to him, including some rabbits.

Stephanie Schober & Dance Company: Lowlands [working title]
Coming from a range of disciplines and experiences, Schober and colleagues are looking for a method to translate and embody each other’s movement in ways that subvert expectations and surprise them.

BB: No one told me
A solo about sex, pregnancy, giving birth and human milk.

Anjali presents Nick McKerrow: Second Skin
A young man trapped in his identity peels off layers of gender stereotyping.

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TUESDAY 17th SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

Enuki: Twisted Prey
Three explosively powerful females tap into their inner feline.

Mamoru Iriguchi: Pregnant?! [excerpt]
A multimedia performance lecture delivered by a pseudo-pregnant cross-dressed male who traces his epic journey on overly intimate relationships with those closest to himself, including some rabbits.

Stephanie Schober & Dance Company: Lowlands [working title]

Coming from a range of disciplines and experiences, Schober and colleagues are looking for a method to translate and embody each other’s movement in ways that subvert expectations and surprise them.

BB: No one told me
A solo about sex, pregnancy, giving birth and human milk.

Anjali presents Nick McKerrow: Second Skin

A young man trapped in his identity peels off layers of gender stereotyping.


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WEDNESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

Eleanor Sikorski: Pool Piece: The real version and Chocolate
Pool Piece is a ditty – a synchronised swimmer's story told in rhyming verse and dance – that’s both mundane and life-changing.

Chocolate is a solo which has chocolate as its medium and a woman as its subject.

Anusha Subramanyam: From the heart

This solo challenges notions of normal and abnormal, drawing inspiration from Subramanyam’s therapeutic and creative work while also combining the emotive and gestural grammar of bharatanatyam and contemporary movement.

Anna Williams: Woman's Hour
A GOlive special: This version of Anna Williams' new performance piece is a 'movement' magazine' that uses the structure of the Radio 4 programme as its creative springboard.

Ellie Dubois, Lil Rice, Fiona Thornhill: Solid [work-in-progress]
Solid is a work in progress made by three circus performers.

Rachel Mars: Helen Mars and Gertrude Ederle Go To Sea
A short, sharp yet sweet monologue in 'PechaKucha' mode about heroes, swimming, lard and families.

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THURSDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

Anna Williams: Woman's Hour
A GOlive special: This version of Anna Williams' new performance piece is a 'movement' magazine' that uses the structure of the Radio 4 programme as its creative springboard.

Ellie Dubois, Lil Rice, Fiona Thornhill: Solid [work-in-progress]
Solid is a work in progress made by three circus performers.

Marie-Louise Flexen: Cast Aside - Camille Claudel
Camille Claudel was the lover and muse of artist Auguste Rodin. This solo draws inspiration from her beautiful and powerful sculptures, reflecting a story of passion, injustice and betrayal.


Flora Wellesley Wesley: Sorbet du Soir

An improvised solo in which humour, feelings and opinions emerge from postures, actions and sounds but are not forced. An inquiry into presence, baggage and meaning-making. How many Floras are at work?

Anusha Subramanyam: From the heart
This solo challenges notions of normal and abnormal, drawing inspiration from Subramanyam’s therapeutic and creative work while also combining the emotive and gestural grammar of bharatanatyam and contemporary movement.

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FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

Stopgap Dance Company’s Sg2: Bound? and The Chair

Bound? is a new solo by dancer Nadenh Poan. The Chair is a duet choreographed by Hofesh Schecter.

Declan Whitaker: Duet
A short male-female duet playing with ideas of androgyny, equality and the relation between subject and spectator.

Marie-Louise Flexen: Cast Aside - Camille Claudel
Camille Claudel was the lover and muse of artist Auguste Rodin. This solo draws inspiration from her beautiful and powerful sculptures, reflecting a story of passion, injustice and betrayal.

Marina Collard: Still Going
A solo created in response to a question about one’s relationship to an art form. Having worked in dance for two decades, Marina is not sure if she’s trying to retire.

Shane Shambhu (Altered Skin): Pogunilla and Dr Jaga & Mr Haridas
Pogunilla is a classical bharatanatyam solo highlighting the impossibility of disassociating from one’s cultural and religious background.
Dr Jagad & Mr Haridas is a fresh take on Jekyll and Hyde reflecting modern science and identity.

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SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

Enuki: Twisted Prey
Three explosively powerful females tap into their inner feline.

Kali Chandrasegaram: Layers – (H)eroticism of beauty
A masculine body creates an illusion of masculinity in the female form. It’s the devouring of the ego by the shameless Goddess Kali!

Adriana Pegorer and Caroline Waters: Dis/tr-action
An improvisational duet exploring the dynamics of leadership and 'followship.'

Cecile Feza Bushidi: The imagination of the past [work-in-progress]
This performance uses text, spoken word, music and movement in order to examine aspects of people’s memory of dancing in the Central Province of Kenya circa the 1940s.

The Sacred
The Sacred is a phallo-centric improvisational experiment followed by a discussion with dancers Avatâra Ayuso and Sarah Kent and visual artist Lilia Pegado.

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SUNDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER AT 6PM

Angela Woodhouse: I will take you with me
Slight acts have the power to create a theatrical space in this semi-improvised event by
Angela Woodhouse and Henrietta Hale.

Ana Barbour: Tuning
A big rug inhabited becomes different things.

Dog Kennel Hill Project: Exorcism in the usual off-centre quarter of the way back
Inspired by esoteric purification rituals this duet plays with rhythm and repetition, turning the banal grind of the things we have to do to get through life into something like gold.

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SUNDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER AT 8PM

Adriana Pegorer and Caroline Waters: Dis/tr-action
An improvisational duet exploring the dynamics of leadership and 'followship.'

Cecile Feza Bushidi: The imagination of the past [work-in-progress]
This performance uses text, spoken word, music and movement in order to examine aspects of people’s memory of dancing in the Central Province of Kenya circa the 1940s.

Ana Barbour: Tuning
A big rug inhabited becomes different things.

Avatâra Ayuso: Salome
Salome has become a symbol of dangerous female seduction throughout history. This solo draws upon her power, passion and innate contradictions.

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MONDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

Mickael Marso Riviere: Eteins Pas
Developed during Choreodrome 2009 at The Place, this partly improvised and prize-winning solo was inspired by the idea of life after death and out-of body-experiences.

Jamie Wood: You dancing?
A space for people to dance and observe each other moving, or choosing not to move, or to sit and observe each other’s bodies. How do we hold and position ourselves?

Helena Webb and Emelie Wångstedt: The Flying Project
Why do humans yearn to fly and is true flight (using no mechanics) possible? A duet with definitely moving, possibly singing and probably charades.

Moreno Solinas: URANUS

A performance for body and voice featuring love and sex, need and fear, spirit and fluid.

Rachel Gomme: Shell
This light-hearted duet plays with ideas of fragility, containment and preciousness.

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TUESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

Katia Lom: Maggie
Simple, rhythmic movement accompanies an audio-recording that literally gives voice to an older person – Maggie – who loves music and her community.

Sarah Kent and Yong Min Chao (Occasional Dance): In Conversation
Using dance, music and voice this duo creates a tightly structured but improvised piece with communication, difference (distance) and attraction (electricity) as its thematic underpinnings.

immigrants and animals: William William
The indulgence of rock star body language (anarchy, pleasure, release, rebellion, defiance, abandon, self-gratification) reinterpreted by two too-cool-for-you women.

Jennifer Jackson and Susie Crow (BIG Ballets): Late Work
Ballet is closely associated with youthful beauty and commonly regarded as a means of achieving athletic virtuosity. Can it offer creative provocation for the older dancer?

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WEDNESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

Katia Lom: Maggie
Simple, rhythmic movement accompanies an audio-recording that literally gives voice to an older person – Maggie – who loves music and her community.

Sarah Kent and Yong Min Chao (Occasional Dance): In Conversation
Using dance, music and voice this duo creates a tightly structured but improvised piece with communication, difference (distance) and attractions (electricity) as its thematic underpinnings.

immigrants and animals: William William
The indulgence of rock star body language (anarchy, pleasure, release, rebellion, defiance, abandon, self-gratification) reinterpreted by two too-cool-for-you women.

Jennifer Jackson and Susie Crow (BIG Ballets): Late Work
Ballet is closely associated with youthful beauty and commonly regarded as a means of achieving athletic virtuosity. Can it offer creative provocation for the older dancer?

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THURSDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

Helena Webb and Emelie Wångstedt: The Flying Project
Why do humans yearn to fly and is true flight (using no mechanics) possible? A duet with definitely moving, possibly singing and probably charades.

Declan Whitaker: Duet
A short male-female duet playing with ideas of androgyny, equality and the relation between subject and spectator.

Five***** Hotel: Customers
A group of international expert improvisers come together using what is to hand, and each other, to create a beautiful cramped spectacle of relations.

Hanna Wroblewski: My heart became this monster
A solo based on non-verbal communication and emphasising the unspoken.

Carlos Pons Guerra/ DeNada Dance Theatre: Young Man!
Inspired, in part, by Jean Cocteau’s libretto for Roland Petit’s ballet Le Jeune Homme et la Mort, Young Man! is a lustful, kitschy and subversive duel of seduction.

Rachel Mars: Helen Mars and Gertrude Ederle Go To Sea
A short, sharp yet sweet monologue in 'PechaKucha' mode about heroes, swimming, lard and families.

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FRIDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

Marguerite Galizia: I am a Strange Loop [working title]
‘Where am I?’ is an important question… This work-in-progress aims to draw parallels between locating the body in space and in consciousness.

Zoe Dimitriou: May I?
Two performers, a dancer and a vocalist/musician look at the act of documentation and performance – the past and the here and now.

Hanna Wroblewski: My heart became this monster
A solo based on non-verbal communication and emphasising the unspoken.

Five***** Hotel: Customers
A group of international expert improvisers come together using what is to hand, and each other, to create a beautiful cramped spectacle of relations.

Figs in Wigs: Dance Peas
Get ready, get set, EAT! This super-smart girl-group attempts to break the world record for consuming the most peas via a cocktail stick in three minutes, with dance as a physical stopwatch.

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SATURDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

Marguerite Galizia: I am a Strange Loop [working title]
‘Where am I?’ is an important question… This work-in-progress aims to draw parallels between locating the body in space and in consciousness.

Zoe Dimitriou: May I?
Two performers, a dancer and a vocalist/musician look at the act of documentation and performance – the past and the here and now.

Fred Gehrig: ICE BEAR
A man confronts a bear, only to discover there is no fight to win or to lose.

Figs in Wigs: Dance Peas
Get ready, get set, EAT! This super-smart girl-group attempts to break the world record for consuming the most peas via a cocktail stick in three minutes, with dance as a physical stopwatch.

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SUNDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER AT 6PM

Element Dance: Birds of Paradise
Samba meets beatbox… with feathers on.

Alexandra Baybutt: Attune, Observe, Report: GOlive
After watching several festival performances Baybutt presents her observations and motifs (a set of symbols distilling the essence of each piece) as a kind of reflective, moving document.

Nuno Silva: Darker Shade of Fado
A dance solo about shadows and desire, featuring live instrumental and vocals.

Moreno Solinas: URANUS
A performance for body and voice featuring love and sex, need and fear, spirit and fluid.

Fred Gehrig: ICE BEAR
A man confronts a bear, only to discover there is no fight to win or to lose.

Figs in Wigs: Dance Peas
Get ready, get set, EAT! This super-smart girl-group attempts to break the world record for consuming the most peas via a cocktail stick in three minutes, with dance as a physical stopwatch.

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Note that throughout the Festival there will be special film viewings on selected evenings and surprise performances, including:

Elise Nuding: Walking Paths
Walking patterns and not-so-pedestrian encounters are the basis of an outdoor piece designed to appear and disappear, blending into everyday activity and periodically emerging from it.

Please note there may be revisions or additions to the scheduled programme. Visit http://www.giantolive.com/ or http://www.lionandunicorntheatre.com/ for updates.

 

Monday 9th – Sunday 29th September 2013

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Photography by Stephen Berkley White
Darren Ellis Dance

 

Ella Mesma: Evol

Photography by James Rowbotham

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Anjali: Nick McKerrow - Second Skin

 

 

 

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Anjali: Nick McKerrow - Second Skin

 

 

 

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Stephanie Schober

Photography by Andy Ferreira

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eleanor Sikorski
Photography by Jack Davies

 

Anusha

Anusha Subramanyam

Photography by Vipul Sangoi

 

 

 

 

 

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Marie-Louise Flexen: Cast Aside - Camille Claudel

Photography by James Rowbotham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stopgap Dance Company's Sg2

Photography by Chris Parkes

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Declan Whitaker: Duet

Photography by Brian Slater

 

Shane Shambu

Shane Shambhu

Photography by Simon Richardson

 

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Adriana Pegorer and Caroline Waters: Dis/tr-action

Photography by Darth Roxanne

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The Sacred

Artwork by Lilia Pegado

 

 

 

 

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Angela Woodhouse: I will take you with me

 

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Ana Barbour: Tuning
Photography by Naomi Morris

 

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Avatâra Ayuso: Salome

Photography by Daniel Koch

 

 

 

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Helena Webb and Emelie Wångstedt:The Flying Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Katia Lom: Maggie
Maggie Coleman; Photography by Tim Coles

 

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Jennifer Jackson and Susie Crow (BIG Ballets)

 

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Jennifer Jackson and Susie Crow (BIG Ballets)

 

The Flying Project

Helena Webb and Emelie Wångstedt:The Flying Projec

 

 

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Declan Whitaker: Duet

Photography by Brian Slater

 

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Hanna Wroblewski: My heart became this monster

Photography by Eulanda Shead

 

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Figs in Wigs

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Fred Gehrig: Ice Bear

 

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Element Dance: Birds of Paradise

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