VPL welcomes choreographer for creation of interactive performance piece
MARLBORO -- As part of a residency with Vermont Performance Lab, New York choreographer Yanira Castro is developing a new interactive performance piece, "The People to Come," using audience-submitted materials as inspiration. Castro will preview the piece during a work-in-progress showing on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 4 to 8:30 p.m., at the Town House in Marlboro.
The event is free and open to the public. For reservations and more info call 802-257-3361 or visit www.vermontperformancelab.org.
Since 2000, Castro has been creating works that explore the relationship between audience and performance event, and examine questions of intimacy, control and ultimately the agency of the audience in the performance environment. "The People to Come" is Castro’s latest project with a canary torsi, the name under which she collaborates with others to create site-adaptable, installation-based performance projects.
Utilizing VPL’s Lab Program, Castro has been testing strategies and techniques for community engagement in her research and performance process. Three research visits to Vermont in this past spring and summer allowed her to meet with librarians, archivists and collections managers to design a website and online archive for the images, videos and text contributed by the public. Her
During her week-long production residency this month, Castro will work with installation/lighting/costume designer Kathy Couch, composer Stephan Moore and a cast of five dancers to install and perform "The People to Come" at the 19th century Marlboro Town House. Community members are invited to participate by visiting www.thepeopletocome.org and contributing a pattern, a portrait or a task to the online archive.
Yanira Castro is a director/choreographer based in Brooklyn who collaborates with performers and designers on individual projects under the name: a canary torsi. Her performance works integrate movement, installation, music, text and visual elements.
For more information, visit www.vermontperformancelab.org.
‘Magic Feet’ tap program comes
WILMINGTON -- The board of Wilmington’s historic Memorial Hall presents "Magic Feet, Elements of Urban Tap" on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., at Memorial Hall.
Former music video choreographer/producer/dancer Anthony Manuel and his Unexpected Company have developed a show that ranges from gumboot to Irish jig to hoofing and tap.
Come learn a little history of tap and dance while watching the various styles performed by dancers from the tri-state area (including Wilmington’s Patti Burke). Donations welcome for continued restoration of Memorial Hall.