About this project
A site-specific dance and musical performance, presented in nine chapters at Socrates Sculpture Park Saturday, July 16th 2011/ 8pm-10pm (Rain Date Sunday July 17th) Free Entry / No reservations required Bring a blanket or chair for comfortable seating.
– Socrates Sculpture Park is pleased to be the hosting venue for An Economic Cycle Through An Artist’s Perspective, a site-specific dance and musical performance, curated by Erin Lindsay. An Economic Cycle Through An Artist’s Perspective is a debut collaboration between nine professional dance compa- nies and choreographers, based in Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as local to the Park in Astoria, Queens. The piece will examine the economic cycle of an industrious society through an artist’s perspective. Presented in nine chapters, each segment will represent a milestone that one would experience throughout the development of an idea. Through a parallel storyline, the chapters will also celebrate the evolution of Socrates Sculpture Park, which over its 25-year history was transformed from an abandoned riverside landfill into an an internationally renowned outdoor museum, artist residency program, and neighborhood park.
This showing has taken director Erin Lindsay 1 1/2 years to get approved by the organization. But through time has learned what it truly takes to put a showing of this caliber together. What we want to do ultimately; is to help bring more formal showings of this nature to the park and help broaden the Astoria art scene all together. Coming together to help the society of astoria today is in reflection of how the park came to be in 1986. Our plan in achieving this goal is to have a successful turn out and hopefully have the opportunity to have an annual showing. What all these wonderful donations would be for, is to help us pay off our production rental for the show. That includes:
- 20x28 stage, 10x12 band stage, support beams and asphalt covering to help the stage lay flat on the parks landscape, 30x40 tent for weather precautions.
ABOUT SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK: Socrates Sculpture Park was an abandoned riverside landfill and illegal dumpsite until 1986 when a coalition of artists and community members, under the leadership of sculptor Mark di Suvero, transformed it into an open studio and exhibition space for artists and a neighborhood park for local residents. Today, it is an international- ly renowned outdoor museum and artist residency program that also serves as a vital New York City park offering a wide variety of free public programs. The Park’s existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment.
DIRECTIONS: Socrates Sculpture Park is open 365 days a year from 10am to sunset and is located at the intersection of Broadway and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. For directions to the Park please visit our website:www.socratessculpturepark.org.
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