Graffito Works brings improvisational dance to the James A. Michener Art Museum

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photo by Bill Hebert

Steven Weisz, founder of PhiladelphiaDANCE.org, has brought numerous dance programs to the greater Philadelphia region over the years as well as to the James A. Michener Art Museum. His newest international project, Graffito Works (translated as “little scribbles” of movement) will present at the James A. Michener Art Museum on Sunday, September 27th at 3:00pm. Tickets are $20, $15 for members and $10 students with valid ID. Price includes performance as well as a reception following with the artists in the Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion.

Graffito Works is a unique platform for dancers and performing artists to create site-specific work and make it readily accessible to the public. Work is created in non-traditional spaces, challenging artists to push the boundaries of their craft, while making their work relevant and accessible to a wider audience.

Weisz has brought this platform to Philadelphia, Toronto and recently this summer to Italy as well, where it was met with great success. Graffito Works offers audiences an opportunity to experience a transient moment of improvisational dance, which is specific to the place and context in which the movement is created.

For this presentation at the Michener Art Museum, Adam Kerbel, project leader, sees improvised dance in the sculpture garden as “an opportunity for imagination”. Inspired by the impressionist and modernist artwork featured at Michener, Adam wonders “how the work of dancers can evoke emotional and sensory content in ways similar to the art on display. What if we consider the courtyard as our canvas, alive with infinite vistas and living figures? As our beings appear in the garden and participate with the landmarks en promenade, viewers may shift perspective at will from three sides. Uncounted dances will course across the landscape while a kind of moving impression emerges.

Weather providing, the dancers will create improvised movement Patricia D. Pfundt Outdoor Sculpture Garden. (In the event of inclement weather, the performance will occur in the Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion.)

About the James A. Michener Art Museum
The James A. Michener Art Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American art, with a focus on art of the Bucks County region. The Museum presents changing exhibitions that explore a variety of artistic expressions, and offers a diverse program of educational activities that seeks to develop a lifelong involvement in the arts as well as nurture a wide range of audiences. We also seek to educate our community about nationally and internationally known Bucks County artists of all creative disciplines. The Museum is accredited by The American Alliance of Museums.

PROGRAM NOTES
MOVERS: Asimina Chremos – Lee Fogel – Meg Foley – Loren Groenendaal – Beau Hancock – Adam Kerbel – Megan Mazarick – Jenny Sawyer – Zornitsa Stoyanova
LIVE MUSIC: Julius Masri
PROJECT COORDINATION: Adam Kerbel
ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Steven Weisz

Graffito Works
Improvisational Dance Performance
James A. Michener Art Museum · 138 S. Pine St. · Doylestown, PA 18901 | Tel. 215.340.9800
Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 3pm – 5pm
Fee: $15 member/$20 non-member/$10 student with valid ID. Museum admission and meet-the-artist reception included.
Advance registration required online at https://www.michenermuseum.org/checkout/event.php?event=426

 

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