Beach Sessions Dance Series returns to Rockaway Beach, Queens (FREE)
Beach Sessions Dance Series
Beach Sessions Dance Series returns to Rockaway Beach, Queens
for its 7th season of free beach-front performances on August 29, 2021
with a new live site-specific performance by choreographer Moriah Evans
Sunday, August 29
1pm - 6pm: Begins on the sand at Beach 86 street
6pm - 7pm: Ends on the sand at Beach 110 street with live sound performance by experimental musician/composer David Watson
Free and open to the public
On Sunday, August 29th from 1pm-7pm, Evans’s REPOSE travels the 1.4 mile shoreline between Beach 86th Street and Beach 110th Street. REPOSE borrows from the social and physical choreographies inherent to the beach—from the sun-bathing bodies lying in repose, to the posturing of the self in forms of commercialized leisure sanctioned by the Parks Department that police and maintain the shoreline. By mirroring these actions, REPOSE both imposes on, and blends into, the beach’s elemental composition, landscape, and communities. As the work travels with an evolving cohort of 21 (or more!) dancers, the public is invited, wittingly and unwittingly, to participate. Various instructions and scores for participation will be released online www.beachsessionsdanceseries.com and in print prior to and available on August 29th. At 6pm at Beach 110th Street, experimental musician/composer David Watson will create a new composition activating the beach through sound including live performance and processed field recordings. The beach-as-stage that REPOSE has made use of throughout the day will conclude with a sonic sunset.
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