Tuesday, July 7, 2020Art in the Garden | Online Event
Haleh Liza & Matt Kilmer
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 7 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Vocalist and poet Haleh Liza shares new translations from poet Rumi, both spoken and sung; as well as songs inspired by her travels through South America. Learn More about Haleh Liza & Matt Kilmer
Tuesday, July 14, 2020Art in the Garden | Online Event
Raphael Xavier & Gary Dourdan
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 7 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
In this work, Xavier explores the intuitive concept of listening, assessing, and adapting through improvisational street dance. Acoustic sound and movement drawn from environment and experience intertwine to create an ambient performance that reflects on growth and maturity. Dourdan accompanies on flute, guitar, and beats. Learn More about Raphael Xavier & Gary Dourdan
Tuesday, July 21, 2020Art in the Garden | Online Event
Company SBB: Unnatural Contradictions
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | 7 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
This film study by Stefanie Batten Bland’s Company SBB offers the point of view of a Garden visitor who happens upon three installation solos by Jennifer Payán, Yeman Brown, and Bland herself paying homage to Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd. Costumes by Shane Ballard and music by long-term SBB collaborator Paul Damian Hogan. Learn More about Company SBB: Unnatural Contradictions
Tuesday, July 28, 2020Art in the Garden | Online Event
Dance Heginbotham: You Look Like a Fun Guy
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 7 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
You Look Like a Fun Guy is based broadly on avant-garde composer John Cage’s methods of creation and his commitment to mycology. Dancers Courtney Lopes and Mykel Marai Nairne share a series of identical, short movement phrases; the phrases are performed in an order randomly selected for each performer. Learn More about Dance Heginbotham: You Look Like a Fun Guy
Tuesday, August 4, 2020Art in the Garden | Online Event
Urban Bush Women: The Artist Journal
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 7 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
In this sharing of active research, company members Courtney Cook and Love Muwwakkil explore practices for navigating discomfort, healing, and visioning onward that have charted the survival and progression of people of color. Engaging in “Listening, Re-Membering, and Restoring,” the dancers cite their bodies, their environment, and the Garden’s collection as reservoirs rich with experience and memory. Learn More about Urban Bush Women: The Artist Journal