On Sunday, May 20 under the choreography of Erin Butcheck from the College of Charleston, Charleston community members came together to create RIGHT OF WAY, a dance video showcasing and celebrating all forms of transportation in Busby Berkeley style choreography.
Please enjoy the result in this online dance video premiere (which also screened at our Finale event last Friday). Special thanks to Erin Butcheck for the choreography and co-creation of this idea, Bridget Corrigan for filming and editing, and Nick Holzworth for the awesome drone video shots.
AWAKENING: MOTION was a series of 25+ public art projects and 22 events that aimed to transform the streets of Charleston’s Upper Peninsula by showcasing what’s possible when communities unite to create safe, connected, dignified transportation. Learn more at www.awakeningmotion.org
MOTION consisted of 22+ events and 25+ community artworks, beginning and ending with a joyful noise: the Enough Pie way. From a parade, to a Fake Race, to a bike rodeo, to a rally for a 4-way stop, MOTION brought together community members from the Upper Peninsula and beyond to think critically and creatively about our streets, sidewalks, and bus routes.
AWAKENING: MOTION was about equality in mobility. Everyone — whether you take the bus, walk, ride a bike or drive a car — has the right to get from Point A to Point B safely, affordably and with dignity. Charleston’s Upper Peninsula is home to six neighborhoods with 3,100+ residents, 1,500+ housing units and 500+ businesses. Within this landscape, there are countless broken sidewalks, absent crosswalks and bike lanes, and subpar bus stops.
Event Photos from the MOTION Parade Kickoff, Bike Rodeo at Bridgeview Village, Fake Race at Royal American, Knitters Nautical Tea Party at St. Julian Devine Community Center, Jane Jacobs Eastside Neighborhood Walk, Rally for 4-Way Stop at Brigade and Meeting Street, Finale on Cypress Street Under I-26.