October 10, 2011

Advance Notice

Water is theme of site-specific, interactive performances

"Vessel-A Water Happening" on Tuesday, Oct. 18 will be facilitated by Emory Dance faculty member Lori Teague.

Continuing "a year of water" in the Arts at Emory, the Dance Program hosts two site-specific, interactive performance events.

"Water Study: A Site-Specific Event"  is a collaborative work created by D. Patton White '83C, Emory dance alumnus and artistic director of Beacon Dance. The work features Emory students and members of Beacon Dance. Structured as a tour of a scientific experiment, Water Study will take the audience on a journey through the environment of the Baker Woodlands ravine where they will encounter not only the scientists, but also the subjects of the experiment. What will happen when the subjects begin to respond in completely unanticipated ways?

Performances run from Saturday, Oct. 15 to Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., at the Baker Woodlands and Source Route Sculpture in the Baker Woodlands, behind the Carlos Museum. Call 404.727.5050 to reserve a ticket. Flashlights will be provided to the audience members. Performances will take place rain or shine on terrain of varying difficulty; the audience is asked to dress accordingly and bring their own umbrellas.

"Vessel-A Water Happening" on Tuesday, Oct. 18 will be facilitated by Emory Dance faculty member Lori Teague.  Anyone can participate. This "happening" begins in the Carlos Museum rotunda at noon, finding its flow within the vessels of antiquity; vessels that would have stored water for a family in 7th century B.C.  The act of pouring the water from one vessel to another will continue, extending and wrapping around campus, until the water is depleted.

These projects are sponsored in part by a grant from the Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts. For more information about these free events, call 404.727.7266 or visit

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