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Turning The Great Sand Dunes Into Music And Dance

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8min 33sec
Photo courtesy of Kevin Larkin
Erica Prather performing at the Great Sand Dunes National Park during her 2019 artist residency.

It must have been quite a sight: Dancer Erica Prather bustin' moves at Great Sand Dunes National Park. She was inspired by some of the park's endangered species.

Her partner Kevin Larkin, meanwhile, was trying to understand the sound of the sand. He put together a music composition using the sound each grain of sand makes when poured through a funnel. Prather and Larkin explain their artist residency, hosted by the park service.