The word “legendary” gets tossed around an awful lot these days, but it truly fits the life and work of choreographer Elaine Summers, who passed away at Bellevue hospital on December 27 after a fall at her home. She was 89.
New York City has been reknowned as America’s melting pot long before it became the Big Apple. Today the city’s populatioin is so diverse that no one group dominates. But is leadership at the city’s cultural institutions keeping pace with these demographics?
Skytime 2014 / Moon Rainbow is an ongoing series of collaborative Intermedia artworks conceived in 1982 by choreographer, filmmaker, and Intermedia pioneer, Elaine Summers. The project explores the collaborative process with emphasis on the interrelationship between art and technology. Summers’ SKY works have seen many incarnations, varying from site-specific multi-disciplinary performance events, to a web-based concept artwork (skytime.org) – all of which are based on the sky as the origin and continuum of time in the human experience.
For the history of this project, please visit: http://skytime.org/skytime_history.html
Come to Solar One for another magical day of music, dance and activities for kids! Experience a traditional South Asian atmosphere as you lounge on carpets and pillows, enjoying excellent artists performing various styles from South Asia and beyond.
If you’re not already a fan of West African dance, you will be after this exciting event! Local dance company VashtiDance Theater will be bringing their moves to Solar One next Friday, performing two dance works, giving a short family-friendly workshop, and then letting loose during an open dance party. If you’ve been to a dance party at Solar One before, you know just how much fun they can be. This one may very well be the best one yet! Admission is $10 for adults, $15 including 1 free drink, kids free. And this event is rain or shine, because it will be happening under a big, big tent- not to be missed!