Creative Life in the Gateway Arts District
Daniel Burkholder/The PlayGround’s Acts of Arriving
Engaging four Metro DC locals in creative workshops and interactive performances investigating place, community, and the creative act of making a home.
Who: Daniel Burkholder/The PlayGround
What: Acts of Arriving, a series of creative workshops and interactive performances
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, Monroe St. Market in Brookland, Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
When: Workshops from September 13 – October 11 & Performances October 18.
See full schedule below.
Tickets: All events are FREE.
Acts of Arriving will be a multi-site project inviting individuals to reflect on their connection to place by exploring the meaning of community and reflecting on how one finds/creates a home. There will be two parts to Acts of Arriving, the first will be multi-hour workshops in the various locals in which community members will be able to drop in at anytime to participate in various activities, including a visual art project, participating in a group dance session, helping to create an aspiration wall for their community, being interviewed (on video) about their connection to place, and watching live dance and music performances. The second part of Acts of Arriving will be 45-minute interactive performances in each location which will include dance, live music, audience participation elements, spoken word developed from historical and contemporary sources, and ending with a big ole’ dance party. The performances will take place on the same day, with the performers walking from site to site, beginning in Mount Rainier, MD and traveling to Brookland, Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park and ending at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Acts of Arriving aims to develop a greater understanding of place, connection, and community.
Acts of Arriving has been in development for the past year and a half, with research including personal histories of the collaborating artists, genealogy, histories of the locals, larger themes of immigration and migration, and ideas/images/impressions of the creative act of making a home.
To bring Acts of Arriving to fruition The PlayGround will be partnering with organizations in each of the locations: Joe’s Movement Emporium and Art Lives Here in Mount Rainier, MD; Dance Place in Brookland; Washington Parks and People in Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. These organizations are supporting the creation and presentation of Acts of Arriving through organization, promotional assistance, and financial support.
For more information on this or other activities of Daniel Burkholder/The PlayGround contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-709-3797.
Workshops – ALL FREE
Performances: October 18, 2014 – ALL FREE
Collaborating artists include Anthony Barbir, Kathryn Harris Banks, Valerie Branch, Daniel Burkholder, Daniela Temmon Tajir, and Abigail Wallace, with original music by David Schulman.
Daniel Burkholder / The PlayGround is a movement based performance group engaging audiences on multiple levels through dynamic work combining the formalism of choreography with the spontaneity of improvisation. By layering movement ranging from highly athletic to subtle gestures with text, live music and video the company considers multiple perspectives as it presents accessible, yet complex performances works. The company presents work throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Metro/DC region at venues as varied as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Dance Place, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Transformer, Carter Barron Amphitheater, on the sidewalk in front of the Martin Luther King Library, Bladensburg Waterfront Park along the Anacostia River, The H Street Playhouse, and Warehouse Theater as well as performances in New York City and nationally. In 2005 Daniel Burkholder/The PlayGround was awarded a Local Dance Commissioning Project from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and in 2006 was awarded a Metro DC Dance Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Group in a Dance Production”. Recent projects include: Scenic Route, a 3 hour hike interspersed with site specific performances along the Potomac River; Primary/Scale, an all day performance installation at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival; and, Worship/Home, an evening length work exploring concepts of home, leaving home and creating home through unique audience interactions, live video feeds, and the company’s signature physicality. In January 2011 Daniel Burkholder/The PlayGround became the dance company in residence at Georgetown University Hospital offering dance and movement sessions to patients, nurses, doctors, administrative staff and support personnel. Daniel Burkholder/The PlayGround is a project of Improv Arts, Inc.
Art on 8th is co-presented by Dance Place and Monroe St. Market. Sponsorship for Art on 8th comes from the Bozzuto Group and the District of Columbia’s City Fund.
Art Lives Here is the creative placemaking project and visibility campaign of the Gateway Arts District, a two-mile corridor along Route 1 that utilizes arts-led economic development to unite the towns of Hyattsville, North Brentwood, Brentwood, and Mount Rainier, MD.
The Millennium Stage is brought to you by Target and The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
The Millennium Stage was created and underwritten by James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs to make the performing arts accessible to everyone in fulfillment of the Kennedy Center’s mission to its community and the nation.
Additional funding for the Millennium Stage is provided by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation, Inc., Jaylee M. Mead†, The Meredith Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Dr. Deborah Rose and Dr. Jan A.J. Stolwijk, U.S. Department of Education, and the Millennium Stage Endowment Fund.
The Millennium Stage Endowment Fund was made possible by James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs, Fannie Mae Foundation, James V. Kimsey, Gilbert† and Jaylee† Mead, Mortgage Bankers Association of America and other anonymous gifts to secure the future of the Millennium Stage.
Education and related artistic programs are also made possible through the generosity of the National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.