ONLINE – Poético Dance Collective – Work In Progress: A Virtual Showcase
August 20 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 12, 2020
Featuring the work of local artists, Poético Dance Collective’s “Work In Progress” dives into work that was interrupted or impacted by COVID-19 and the ensuring quarantine, and explores the ways we all are “in progress.” We hope you find it weird, fun, cool, distracting, nostalgic, hopeful.
The idea for “Work In Progress” originated in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Poético was exploring ways we could still participate in our communities, while simultaneously spending much of our time indoors, away from each other. Adjusting to the quarantine was, and continues to be, a strange, dark, and humbling experience. As a new dance collective, we wondered how we could continue to dance, use music, and new technologies to help us cope, and also to engage with other artists and share work among us.
So much has been interrupted by COVID-19. Many shows were cancelled, rehearsals interrupted, visions put on pause. We wanted to give these works of art a platform, to reveal how isolation and the “the unknown” impact us all. The following works reveal pieces “in progress” at the time of the pandemic, and also artistic visions that took root during the quarantine and exist in response to it. We are artists who consider ourselves to be “in progress” during this unique time. Aren’t we all. We sincerely hope you enjoy this one of a kind showcase.