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Lou Harrison’s ‘Polka’ like you’ve never heard it before. Scored for piano, kloy, tro, and roneat thung.

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The Sprung Deck Project: Day Two

Trace the trials and triumphs of Johan Henckens , Technical Director for Mark Morris Dance Group, as he teaches Amrita how to build a safe dance floor called a “sprung deck”. The floor will be portable, and will be donated upon completion to Amrita for local Cambodian dance groups to use in Phnom Penh.

When I arrived at the venue this morning (about 30 minutes by car, 45 minutes by tuk tuk), the crew had already picked up where they left off the day before. 

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And supervising …

Why did I even get out of bed? They’re a great bunch.

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Still going and going and going …

We added the most important ingredient today: the foam. I managed to bring it here all the way from Brooklyn. All 20 pounds of it.

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By lunch time.

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The Sprung Deck Project: Day One

Trace the trials and triumphs of Johan Henckens , Technical Director for Mark Morris Dance Group, as he teaches Amrita how to build a safe dance floor called a “sprung deck”. The floor will be portable, and will be donated upon completion to Amrita for local Cambodian dance groups to use in Phnom Penh.

We’re off to a great start. The locals involved in the project thought that it was a good idea to purchase and rent absolutely nothing in advance. In actuality, it was a good idea indeed. Weeks ago I spec’d every little tool and screw I could think of, in metric and in imperial. I illustrated my list with pictures. It took me hours of prep time. The list was no different from the one I would take to the corner hardware store (minus the pictures).

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Need plywood.

Well, to the hardware store we went. Yes, the one on the corner.

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Still need plywood.

And the one on the other corner too. Oh, and a few in between both corners as well. Less than two hours later, we had bought everything we needed, including 37 sheets of plywood.

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Delivery, please.

We set up deliveries, brought some of the plywood to another ”guy” on another corner and were at the Khmer Arts Center before noon, ready to build the first portable sprung dance deck in Cambodia.

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