Categories: Announcements Date: Oct 12, 2018 Title: Exhibit & Dance Premiere of Silhouettes at Nat’l Portrait Gallery
Exhibit & Dance Premiere of Silhouettes at Nat’l Portrait Gallery
When: October 27, 2018, Saturday.
Exhibit: meet at Kogod Courtyard by 5pm, finish by 6pm
Performance at McEvoy Auditorium: starts 6:30pm, ends 7pm
Where: National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F Streets NW Washington, DC 20001
About: Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company premiering “SILHOUETTES” inspired by the exhibit “Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now”. See static portraits made into 30 minute modern dance of eight dancers. Burgess choreographs a suite of seven dances, each inspired by a silhouette from the exhibit. “Black out” features early depictions of under-represented people in portraiture by August Edouart and William Bache, with contemporary works by Kara Walker, Kristi Malakoff, Camille Utterback and Kumi Yamashita.
Look in Black Out for: Eduoart’s life-size profile of a 19-year-old enslaved woman named Flora; a double silhouette of Sylvia Drake and Charity Bryant; Bache’s album of George and Martha Washington and everyday New Orleans citizens; Walker’s panoramic wall murals of graphic scenes of plantation life; Utterback’s interactive digital work that reacts to visitors’ shadows and movements; Malakoffs life-size cut-outs of children dancing playfully around a Maypole; Yamashita’s “sculpts” of light and shadow with objects to create mixed-media profiles and “Origami” squares.
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