INSITU Dance Festival

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 | 1 PM – 8 PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 | 1 PM – 8 PM

INSITU is a unique, two-day site-specific dance festival presented at Socrates and three other Long Island City public waterfront parks. This year, INSITU presents original dance works by 20 national and international choreographers created in response to specific sites within the parks, setting up a chain of dynamic dance performances that lead audiences up and down the Western Queens waterfront from Socrates to Hunters Point South. This year’s Socrates INSITU performers are: Sophie Maguire & Emma Wiseman, Javier Padilla & The Movement Playground, Babacar Top / TopdanceCompany, Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival, and Fleuve | Espace danse.

SOCRATES PROGRAM

#17: Sophie Maguire & Emma Wiseman
MIMOSA PUDICA

1:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 5:00 PM | 7:00 PM
mimosa pudica utilizes stillness, humor and costume to create a multi-scalar interpretation of the interactions that take place in and on the forest floor.

#18: Javier Padilla & The Movement Playground
FULL, FLOCK, FOLK, TOGETHER
1:10 PM | 3:10 PM | 5:10 PM | 7:10 PM 
Bodies in transition. Bodies reconstructing. Bodies introducing. Bodies traveling. These are the stories of bodies who have been taken away from their homes, abandoned in distant lands. full, flock, folk, together narrates a woven tale of loss, memories, hope and community through the lens of immigrants.

#19: Babacar Top/TopdanceCompany
ANGER OF BULIMIA
1:25 PM | 3:25 PM | 5:25 PM | 7:25 PM
Anger of bulimia explores the concept of what it mean to be selfish and the struggles that come with resisting it. African dance is a source we draw from order to flee the hunger of greed.

#20: Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival
GENTRIFICATION OF MY BEAT

1:40 PM | 3:40 PM | 5:40 PM | 7:40 PM
Along with the global growth of the Hip-Hop culture has come a watering down, a loss of sorts, of the culture itself. The connection to the music is being lost as the dance continues to grow beyond its roots. The real understanding, the marriage of the beat, the music and the dance is being “renovated”, changed to appeal to the masses . . . it is being gentrified!

#21: Fleuve | Espace danse
THE BREATH OF DAWN

1:50 PM | 3:50 PM | 5:50 PM | 7:50 PM
The Breath of Dawn is an invitation to experience the communion between dance and the energy of the sunrise. The performance embodies a collective homage to the natural world that surrounds us. Choreography and movements are inspired by nature elements like seagrass, wind, rocks, tides and birds.

#22: Site-Specific Dance Workshop with The Equus Projects’ JoAnna Mendl Shaw
HANDS ON, EYES ON, BODIES MOVING
JOIN THE WORKSHOP at 2:05 PM | 4:05 PM | 6:05 PM
JoAnna Mendl Shaw leads participants in creating a kinetic partnership WITH the stone platform in Socrates Sculpture Park. A short exploration of the basics of creating a choreographic score, participants will be perform a movement motif, phrase or physical task in order to focus on a specific quality of the site.

To view the complete, multi-park program visit insitudancefestival.com

FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

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