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Dancing Trees

“The body says what words cannot,” said renowned choreographer Martha Graham. During this time of global crisis, dancers have not been able “talk” in their language, at least not publically. But Mendocino College artists have found a COVID-19 workaround: outdoor dance installations. At the show, called Open Air, the audience will be invited to walk through four original pieces: Kristen Turner’s balletic work; Dena Watson-Krasts’s Oak Tree installation, Eryn Schon-Brunner’s contemporary in-the-round piece, and the dance fusion collaboration of Jay Haralson and Ari Sunbeam. The performances will be held November 5–7 at 5 p.m. Admission is free. Find out more at