Last year, VIA Dance Collaborative engaged the public through its Dream Project, culminating in a performance at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. Now the company is about to begin The Seasons Project, which will chronicle the four seasons through outdoor improvisational explorations that coincide with the seasons. The public is always invited to participate in or watch the improvisations. After each one, the VIA dancers will head into the rehearsal studio to integrate their discoveries into a specific section of a larger dance work that, by the year’s end, will be a full-length piece based on the dancers’ and the public’s reflections on the changing seasons.
The first outdoor improvisation, which will explore spring, is this Saturday, May 9th, from 4 to 6 PM on the lawn outside of Billy Johnson Playground in Central Park (enter at East 67th Street). Stop by to watch or participate! You can RSVP to the Facebook invitation or just show up at the park. The public can also follow the development of The Seasons Project on VIA Dance’s blog.
photo by Evan Namerow