Poetry and visual artists are invited to attend open rehearsals and create work that responds to what you see and hear. Gallim Dance is thrilled to partner with founding commissioner Montclair State University’s Peak Performances Series and Dancers’ Workshop on the creation and premiere of a new work, “Fold Here.”
“Inspired by Raymond Carver’s short story Cathedral,” says DW, “in which the narrator describes a cathedral to a blind man by drawing it while holding the man’s hand, “Fold Here” researches the perceptive possibilities and challenges of getting to know what exists outside and within us.”
There is a long calendar of workshops and collaborations associated with this extended residency…..visual collaborations are led by Babs Case, Mark Nowlin, Bronwyn Minton and Tom Woodhouse. Poetry projects have Matt Daly as chief inspirer. Artists have six months to create and finish works; these will be juried and exhibited in a show at the Center for the Arts early next year, when Gallim returns to Jackson to perform their finished dance concert. Selected artists will receive honorariums.
The only stipulation is that you use cardboard in some way. Fold that! To get the full scoop, contact DW at (307) 733-6398. www.dwjh.org