Unfolding Olana – Day of Dance
Saturday, June 17, 11am-9pm
Sunset performance at 8:15 PM
Olana State Historic Site
Hudson, NY 12534
Join The Olana Partnership and Site-Specific Dances at Olana State Historic Site on Saturday, June 17 for a day of dance, distributed throughout Olana’s 250 acres of artist-designed landscape. Pack a picnic and spend the day exploring pop-up performances across the site or enjoy a summer evening at the sunset finale performance. Site-Specific Dances, led by choreographer Michael Spencer Phillips and architect Dino Kiratzidis, will stage a series of dance pieces throughout Olana’s landscape. These performances are a result of conversations with art historians and developed specifically for Church’s designed landscape, highlighting the artist’s compositions, the site’s contemporary ecology, and the legacy of Olana and its protected viewshed.
Prior to June 17, a series of community dance workshops will be offered on June 10. Participants will be invited to join in the final performance, staged at sunset on June 17 at 8:15 PM. Everyone can dance and everyone is invited.
Site-Specific Dances was founded by choreographer Michael Spencer Phillips and architect Dino Kiratzidis to investigate the synthesis of performance and place. Site-Specific Dances connects dance and music to unique places to activate theatricality of the natural world, and explore pressing environmental or social issues in playful or unconventional ways. The creative team for UNFOLDING OLANA includes Darian Donovan Thomas (composer) and Emma Kazaryan and Nate Reininga (videography)
The performance and workshops are part of Site-Specific Dances’ June creative residency at Olana in collaboration with The Olana Partnership. Site-Specific Dances has received funding from Charles E. Culpeper Program of Rockefeller Brothers Fund. To learn more about Site-Specific Dances, visit www.sitespecificdances.com