“A dance disappears as you see it. A movie of a dance is a dream. A description of a dance is just that. The nature of dance includes impermanence. This is both an opportunity and a problem.”—Judith Dunn
Spatial Sculptors is excited to join the ranks of Orvis Artists in Residence at the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House’s Surface Gallery. Although many the troupe’s members have been dancing together for years, we formally created Spatial Sculptors in January 2013. Since then, we have had the great opportunities of hosting bi-monthly improv jams on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, performing in Improvaganza (Honolulu’s theater and comedy improvisation festival), producing an evening-length show for Honolulu’s Fringe Festival, becoming First Friday Artists in Residence at the Dragon Upstairs, and performing monthly at First Friday in the streets of Chinatown, among other projects.
For our residency with the Honolulu Museum of Art—which kicked off this past weekend—we have focused our efforts on developing an interactive, educational experience for museum guests and dance enthusiasts. We plan to take you, over the course of six weeks, through different pathways of improvised dance: from basic improv, to contact improvisation, to mixing media in dance, to developing your own improvised dance piece. Have no fear, interaction is not required. However you are welcome to jump in as you feel comfortable, whether it be as an audience member, an interactive audience member, a dancer, or as a director. You will have the opportunity to try on all hats.
Beyond getting the opportunity to dance or watch improv dance games and activities, you will be witness to mini-performances throughout the weekends.
We can’t wait to meet you. We’ll be at the Surface Gallery every Saturday and Sunday through August 17, 2014. Please come by and say hello.