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An Improvisational Dance Performance

Mind KEY / An Improvisational Dance Performance

An Improvisational Dance Performance

October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Newport Art Museum
76 Bellevue Avenue
Newport RI

Dancers specializing in performance improvisation will present a piece allowing audience and performers to participate in the making of art in real time.

A quartet of veteran dance artists specializing in the art of performance improvisation will present Parallel Corridors / Maps of Space, a structure for spontaneous dance-making used worldwide. Carefully conceived yet with no pre-planned movements, the structure allows both audience and performers to witness and participate in the making of art in real time.

Compositions form and dissolve; chance occurrences arise seen and unseen; connections are made and unmade.
Since the 1950s, improvisational dance practices have often developed and evolved alongside contemporary visual art trends, reflected social justice movements, and provided a timely and evocative mirror for reflection. The Parallel Corridors improvisation featured during Art After Dark will likewise reflect it’s environment and the Museum’s current exhibition, “be of love and other stories.” As e.e. cummings says in his poem “be of love…”, the dancers hope to “Open what thousandth why and discover laughing.”

Join us for Parallel Corridors at 7pm in the Ilgenfritz Gallery. Performance is free, but reservations are recommended.

Conceived by Lila Hurwitz in collaboration with Shura Baryshnikov, Heidi Henderson and Cathy Nicoli. Parallel Corridors structure created by Barbara Dilley.

Ian Rose

My name is Ian Rose and I am a senior business student at URI. I am happy to have been brought to on to Mind Key as an intern. I expect to develop many valuable skills in my brief but valuable time here.