In collaboration with the Rubin Museum of Art, Pentacle is curating an exciting series of site-specific dance in the museum’s galleries. This initiative provides performance opportunities for our dance artists to reach new audiences from the visual arts field, forge relationships with a museum, and explore the artistic possibilities of creating site-specific work in a visual art setting.
The Pentacle Dance Series returns to the Rubin Museum of Art:
Power – Within and Between Us
Following its critically praised, sold-out series at the the Rubin Museum of Art in 2018, Pentacle returns with four of New York’s most inspiring choreographers, presented by Pentacle and the Rubin in partnership. The site-specific works will reflect the theme of “Power – Within and Between Us”, which the Rubin will explore through exhibitions and programs all year long.
Four companies in three performances
6:00PM, 6:45PM, 7:30PM
The Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street
March 27: Zvi Gotheiner/ZviDance
April 10: Davalois Fearon/Davalois Fearon Dance
April 24: Antonio Ramos/Antonio Ramos & the Gangbangers
May 8: Francesca Harper/The Francesca Harper Project
Pentacle is thrilled to be invited by the Rubin Museum to curate another dance series in 2019, this time with the theme of “POWER.” Pentacle has selected three new artists and one repeat artist for the series from a pool of over 250 artists for whom Pentacle currently provides services to and who have expressed interest in site-specific, multidisciplinary work. Furthermore, in an effort to address systemic inequalities in the arts ecosystem, Pentacle’s priority is to support artists of color.
In 2019 Pentacle and the Rubin are offering an Educational Component around the series to engage NYC public school students and their families. The artists will visit partner schools and give talks at the museum about their creative process. Students will go on docent led tours, and have more opportunities to engage in conversation with the artist over lunch in the museum café. To conclude the experience, all the students and their families will be invited back to the museum for a special afternoon performance series of the artists’ final works. We are very excited to engage more young people in this multidisciplinary and multisensory experience that we believe will enliven their learning experience and raise their interest in and appreciation for the arts.
For the pilot season Suspending Time, Pentacle selected four artists from our pool of constituents: Zvi Gotheiner/ZviDance, Beth Gill, nora chipaumire, and Raja Feather Kelly | the feath3r theory. Each artist created a 20 min site-specific dance in one of the museum’s galleries responding to the museum’s 2018 theme, “The Future.” Suspending Time was a success with sold out performances, prominent features in publications like the New Yorker, and an influx of new visitors to the Rubin.
Pentacle’s Dance Series at the Rubin Museum of Art is supported by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, with additional funds from the Howard Gilman Foundation and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.