Community Engagement Movement Practice: Kimberly Bartosik

Kimberly Bartosik will be leading a set of practices involving physical explorations which open the body to sensory experience and the themes of faith, violence, life force and compassion. The practice involves physical and imagistic exercises that encourage an encounter with and connection to one’s body, history, memories, each other, the palpability of time passing, and the immediacy of being alive. Movement training is not required. Any age, race, gender, or ability are welcome.

 July 18, 6PM  YWCA of Central Maine

Informal Showings

BDF Faculty members Onye Ozuzu and Qudus Onikeku will show works-in-progress, alongside artist-in-residence Vanessa Anspaugh.

 July 19, 7:30PM  Schaeffer Theatre

Lunch in the Park: Onye Ozuzu and Qudus Onikeku

Enjoy an afternoon in Kennedy Park with BDF Faculty members Onye Ozuzu and Qudus Onikeku who will show movement styles and pieces of choreography from new work.

 July 26, 11:30AM-1PM  Kennedy Park

Jonathan Allen and Joanna Kotze and Ryan Seaton

This free performance as part of L/A Arts Walk will feature Joanna Kotze improvising with composer Ryan Seaton against a backdrop of new paintings by Jonathan Allen. Audiences come and go throughout the performance, which is a part of the opening of Jonathan Allen’s Do you know what’s worrying me, on view at the L/A Arts Gallery through August 2019.

July 26, 6-7PM  L/A Arts Gallery

Moving in the Moment

This hugely popular evening of improvisational dance returns featuring legendary contact improviser Nancy Stark Smith and over 20 festival faculty, artists, and musicians.

July 31, 7:30PM  Schaeffer Theatre

Young Choreographers | New Work

This informal adjudicated showing features 12 new works by talented festival students. Audience members are invited to come and go throughout the morning.

August 3, 10AM-1PM  Schaeffer Theatre

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