What she saw and how it felt
Developed with and performed by Sarah Baumert
In her 1940 essay-memoir “Paris, France,” Gertrude Stein wrote “Familiarity does not breed contempt, anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful. And that is all as it should be.”
In January 2011, Sarah Baumert left Massachusetts to live and dance in Paris for a period of five months. Sara sent Sarah a “syllabus” of readings, exercises and assignments aimed at forming a familiar relationship to unfamiliar surroundings. “What she saw and how it felt” was a performance of episodes made from Sarah Baumert’s experiences and Sara Smith’s imaginings of those experiences.
Culture and tourism