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INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival 2018

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INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival 2018

Time: August 4, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Location: Western Queens Waterfront
Street: 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106
City/Town: Long Island City
Website or Map: http://www.insitudancefestiva…
Phone: lilli@michelletabnickpr.com
Event Discipline: dance
Organized By: Michelle Tabnick Communications
Latest Activity: Mar 15

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INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival 2018

August 4 & 5 on the Western Queens Waterfront

20 choreographers from NYC and beyond create original works

inspired by natural and urban landscapes

INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival, a New York Times Top Pick of "24 Outdoor Performances to See in the Summer in NYC" in 2017, is a unique event presented in four public parks along the East River waterfront in Queens. For two days in August, neighborhood residents and visitors are invited to discover LIC through cutting edge site-specific contemporary and urban dance.

Now in its second year, INSITU 2018 will transforms the Western Queens waterfront into one giant stage on August 4 & 5 from 1pm to 8pm daily. Twenty new commissioned works by regional, national and international choreographers selected from over 200 applications will be presented in Hunters Point South Park, Gantry Plaza State Park, Queensbridge Park and Socrates Sculpture Park, including new site-specifics works by Douglas Dunn (NYC), Chantal Caron/Fleuve Espace danse (Canada), Sarah Elgart/Angry Elbow (Los Angeles) and Alice Gosti (Seattle). One hundred and sixty performances representing 32 hours of dance will be organized into 4 performance rounds per park per day, each lasting approximately 90 minutes and all starting at the same time in each park at 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM and 7 PM. Additionally, INSITU 2018 will offer audiences the opportunity to interact directly with several choreographers from last year's festival in a 20-minute workshop presented after the first three performance rounds. The four choreographers will be announced in May.

Another important element of INSITU 2018 will be the Community Dance Workshop, hosted by Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement and facilitated by a socially engaged choreographer over four weeks in June, culminating with a performance at the Festival in August.

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