PARK(ing) Day: Spot for Dance

Friday, September 21, 2018
West Side of Broadway between 100th/101st Streets

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For International PARK(ing) Day
Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, in conjunction with Community Board 7
Spot for Dance: A Micro Movement Festival and Community Zone

PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform curbside parking spots into public space. This year Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance, in conjunction with Community Board 7, will take over four curbside parking spaces on Broadway between 100th and 101st Streets. Two spaces will be a stage for “Spot for Dance: A Micro Movement Festival”; one space will be a parklet — an architecturally designed miniature part with seating; and one space will be a Community Zone where neighbors and passersby can learn about what’s happening on the Upper West Side–and have some fun!

“Spot for Dance” will feature performances by Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance (TLD) and the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble (STDE), as well as two workshops for adults of all ages and abilities taught by Naomi Goldberg Hass/Dances for a Variable Population (DVP).

Time Lapse Dance will present a site-adaptation of Wind Rose for the company’s six women. This new work visualizes local and global winds patterns which are being dramatically altered along with climate change. “Spot for Dance”also presents excerpts from three works by the great 20th-century choreographer Anna Sokolow (1910-2000). 

1-7pm – Community Zone Open Hours
3-3:15pm – Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
3:15-3:30pm – Anna Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble
3:30-4pm – Dances for a Variable Population Workshop #1
4:15pm – Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
4:30-4:45pm – Anna Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble
4:45-5:15pm – Dances for a Variable Population Workshop #1
5:30-5:45pm – Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
5:45-6pm – Anna Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble

Community Board 7 volunteers will provide a Community Zone throughout the afternoon with chalk and bubbles and games for children, along with interactive art and urban design installations. Updates on CB7 meetings and projects will be available, along with information from local elected officials.

“Spot for Dance” is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.