Dance and Sculpture: October 1 and 3 Out

06_passageA press release from Outlet Dance project that I am happy to distribute tells about dancers make site specific sculpture at Grounds for Sculpture on October 3. These sculptures will be featured, and I am hotlinking them here: Ex-halations by Linda Fleming, The Awakening by Seward Johnson, Force of Nature, 白 Shiro by Jae Ko, Passage (at left) by Kevin Lyles, The Couple by John Martini, The Oligarchs by Michelle Post, Bull 4 & Bull 5 by Peter Woytuk, and Allentown Council by Glenn Zweygardt. Advance congratulations to the choreographers and the sculptors.

The Outlet Dance Project is pleased to announce its upcoming 2-day festival at Grounds For Sculpture, now in its 11th year. Thursday, October 1st at 7:00pm is the Dance on Film portion, featuring films created by women choreographers and dance filmmakers from across the globe. Saturday, October 3rd at 2pm is the annual Day of Dance. This afternoon of live performance is a dynamic, family-friendly journey through Grounds For Sculpture. Come to experience dance and sculpture in a whole new way! Rain or Shine.

The Dance on Film Festival filmmakers include Marta Arjona with Anna Borràs, Maggie Bailey, Ilana Goldman, Sima Gonsai, Jasmine Hearn and Paul Kruse, Juliette Machado, Kyle Georgina Marsh and Ann Lupo, Chris Rogy, Jen Roit and Terence Nance, Amy Seiwert, Zornitsa Stoyanova, Wobbly Dance, and Jana G. Younes. These films come from locations as close as New Jersey to as far away as Spain, the U.K, Cambodia and Lebanon.   

This year’s live performances are choreographed by Belle Alvarez, Zakiya Atkinson, Heidi Cruz-Austin, Melissa Chisena, Taylor Donofrio, Caitlin Dutton, Monica Gonzalez, Heather Harrington, Emma Kimball, Cleo Mack, Boroka Nagy, Hilary Pierce, Donna Salgado, Svea Schneider, Meredith Stapleton, and Ayana Wildgoose. Four of the selected choreographers have been commissioned by Grounds For Sculpture and The Outlet Dance Project, which has been funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts to create new work in dialogue with this season’s one-of-a-kind installation, Force of Nature,  Shiro, by Jae Ko.

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