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ITHACA, N.Y. – Triphammer Arts, Inc is pleased to present its annual choreographer’s showcase, Moving Landscapes: An Evening of Dance and Music on Sunday, August 27, 2017, at 7:30 pm. Audiences will enjoy original dance works in a spectacular setting at the CRS Barn Studio, 2622 North Triphammer Road in Ithaca. Admission is free, with donations accepted at the door. The performance will take place rain or shine.
Moving Landscapes continues the Triphammer Arts/CRS Barn Studio tradition of bringing innovative dance and music partnerships to Ithaca audiences. Beginning with an outdoor prologue performed in the gardens, with a panoramic view of Cayuga Lake, the evening will include choreographed pieces in a wide range of dance styles, as well as music-and-dance improvisations that engage audience members in a lively creative process. This is a rare opportunity to see choreographic work in all stages of development and to observe dance-making in action, in an informal setting with live music.
Triphammer Arts and the CRS Barn Studio organize and host these annual grassroots performances to celebrate the art form of dance and to showcase choreographic talent from across the region. Moving Landscapes will feature work by professional choreographers Amy Bush, Jeanne Goddard, Lesley Tillotson, Jim Self and others in collaboration with dancers and musicians from the central New York area. From longtime Cornell dance faculty member Jim Self comes a new solo, “Booking,” and Elmira choreographer Amy Bush presents both a duet and a large group work. Goddard will premiere a sextet entitled “MMXVII” and will also restage her comic solo, “Something about a lamp,” set to a whimsical score by Aurora composer Ethan MacCormick.
Baritone Steven Stull and pianist John White will accompany the dancers and will also perform a selection of jazz standards and improvisations. A reception following the performance will offer audience members a chance to meet the artists and even offer feedback on dance works in progress.
This performance is made possible in part by funds from the Decentralization Grant, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.
Artistic directors Jeanne Goddard and Steven Stull have over 30 years’ experience performing, writing, directing, and producing music and dance events in traditional and non-traditional venues. Together they opened the CRS Barn Studio in 1990 and established the not-for-profit arts organization, Triphammer Arts Inc. in May 2013. They have consistently brought together dancers and musicians from Ithaca, Elmira, Cortland, Binghamton, Geneva, Syracuse, Rochester, and beyond, to present high quality, audience-friendly music and dance productions both outdoors and indoors at the CRS Growers organic vegetable farm on Triphammer Road. Audiences return again and again for the relaxed atmosphere, the quality of the performances, and the sensational sunset views of Cayuga Lake.
Stull holds degrees in vocal performance from Oberlin College Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music, and has performed with opera companies and symphony orchestras across the U.S. Goddard came of age in the avant-garde dance world of the 1970’s, trained and performed with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane and many other choreographers, and ran the dance program at Wells College from 1987 – 2016.
Moving Landscapes: An Evening of Dance and Music
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27 at 7:30 pm
Rain or shine
CRS Barn Studio
2622 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca
Free admission – donations accepted at the door.