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Open Call for Dance/Video Project with Artist-in-residence, Margaret Garrett

This event has already taken place.Feb. 12, 18 & 19, 10:30 am – 1 pm.

As a part of The Church’s hallmark artists residency program, we are pleased to welcome interdisciplinary artist Margaret Garrett. Garrett’s residency at The Church will focus on creating four choreographed ritual dances and artworks relating to the dances. This project requires the participation of everyday people, not necessarily trained dancers. On her behalf, we are seeking community volunteers who are excited by the notion of becoming a dancer for the day. Over the course of two weekends, participants will be welcomed to The Church by the artist and embark on learning choreographed dances inspired by the four elements: earth, water, fire, and air. The dances are simple and easy to learn; dance experience is not required but remember that this is a movement-based art project, so your participation and focus are vital. Interested individuals are welcome to sign up for any or all of the four sessions. There is a limited number of participants for each session.

Each session will begin with an introduction from Garrett and a brief warmup. Participants will then learn the movements and the choreography of the piece and rehearse it. By the end of each session the group will be able to run the full dance with music. The dance will be filmed for documentation and Garrett will also be filming individuals doing portions of the dance for a video collage project. There will be one break with refreshments during each session. The participation in this art project is free but we do ask you RSVP on The Church’s website and honor your commitment as there are a limited number of slots available for each session. Volunteers are asked to wear one color and to avoid wearing white.



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Sag Harbor, NY 11963 United States