Pelham Art Center: In The Courtyard: Fugitive Color by Kristen Rego

Fugitive Color by Kristen Rego, plastic bottle caps. Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

Fugitive Color by Kristen Rego, plastic bottle caps. Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

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Fugitive Color by Kristen Rego, plastic bottle caps. Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

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Fugitive Color by Kristen Rego, plastic bottle caps. Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

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Fugitive Color by Kristen Rego, plastic bottle caps. Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

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Fugitive Color by Kristen Rego, plastic bottle caps. Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

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Fugitive Color by Kristen Rego, plastic bottle caps. Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

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Fugitive Color by Kristen Rego, plastic bottle caps. Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

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Fugitive Color by Kristen Rego, plastic bottle caps. Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

 

FLEXN

FLEXN

If you have a chance this week definitely go and see the show: FLEXN
From the website: Created in the era of unrest following rulings on Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City, this powerful new work is staged by visionary director Peter Sellars and flex pioneer Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray in collaboration with a crew of 21 flex dancers from the very neighborhoods where the movement first took shape. Performing both as individuals and in groups to choreography created by the ensemble itself, the dancers utilize their breathtakingly beautiful movement to tell deeply human and sometimes heart-wrenching stories that address these troubling issues of our time.
In addition to viewing this post-modern dance in an electrifying showcase, you will also be able to engage in FLEXN CONVERSATIONS: RACE AND THE CITY before the show. The conversations are one hour prior to performances with young people, public figures, educators and community leaders. Explored in FLEXN are topics including mamaking neighborhoods safe for play, solitary confinement, “broken windows” policies, and reforming the juvenile justice system. confronts issues of social injustice, with the dancers exploring personal narratives through their own unique movement vocabulary in post-modern dance.

Commissioned by Park Avenue Armory

Photo: Stephanie Berger

Opening of Gibney Dance Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center

Founded in 1991 as a performing and social action dance company, Gibney Dance made Studio 5-2 at 890 Broadway the Company’s artistic home.

Gibney Dance has and continues to do amazing work within the dance and local community. They provide more space for dance, support for the development of emerging choreographers, opportunity for artist feedback sessions, studio rentals, affordable dance classes and work with domestic violence survivors. Their community action division was founded in 2000 and provides workshops, programs, training and residencies in relation to working with domestic violence survivors. In fact, Gibney Dance was the first program to unite dancers with survivors with domestic violence.

On Thursday October 30th I attended the opening of Gibney Dance’s Lower Manhattan location near City Hall named the “Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center”.  It was such an exciting and inspiring event as I viewed the new facility!

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Photo by Erin K. Hylton

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Opening night shot by Erin K. Hylton

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Photo by Erin K. Hylton

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Rosanna Martinez “Between Two Lungs” 2013 Beet ink on paper Photo by Erin K. Hylton

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Complete set of Rosanna Martinez “Between Two Lungs” 2013 Beet ink on paper Photo by Erin K. Hylton

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Kristen Coburn “Head Turner” 2014 Video installation still

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Studio F Photo by Erin K. Hylton

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Photo by Erin K. Hylton