Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre announces a performance and installation at the home of architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel in East Hampton, NY on Saturday, August 25, 2012. The evening begins at 4:30 p.m. with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and garden performance installations. A more formal performance will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a reception. Green Afternoon takes place at 230 Old Stone Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at http://amandaselwyndtgreenafternoon.eventbrite.com/.
The evening will feature excerpts from two works from the company’s repertoire: Detour and Five Minutes. Detour shifts perspective and perception. Turning movement inside out, Detour plays with timing and musicality, stillness and repetition, spatial design and direction. It is in these moments of detour, when the possibilities for change reveal themselves. Five Minutes takes the audience through a series of contrasting emotional and physical paradigms in five-minute intervals. The piece asks: what does it mean to wait for five minutes? To fill five minutes? How is time measured differently by our experiences?
“Amanda Selwyn is a master of illustrating the symbiosis of sounds and movement, the romance of motion and emotion – she had me laughing, crying, cringing and gasping ...” – Inside New York
Dancers: Catherine Coury, Heather Fleischman, Jenny Gillan, Joori Jung, Justin Lynch, Louie Marin, Mackenzie Tyler, Robert Vail
To get to the performance site from the center of East Hampton, take Montauk Highway/Route 27 to first traffic light past windmill. Turn left onto Accabonac Highway. Drive 4 miles to stop sign at forked intersection. Cross main road and turn right onto north-most fork, Old Stone Highway. Drive 0.25 mile to #230 (mailbox on tree). Please park on main road and walk up drive to first house on right.
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre engages audiences in original and dynamic dance theatre that raises questions, challenges social norms and values, and magnifies humanity through dance. Productions pivot around core themes and through interplay between athletic and pedestrian motion, activate emotional expression, character, and narrative in a rich and abstract collage. Selwyn presents her choreography in an immediate, mature, and inclusive way that engages our audiences from start to finish and beckons a response of thought, feeling, and soul.
For more information, visit www.amandaselwyndance.org.