FNO Artists + Performers: the tinydance project

THE TINYDANCE PROJECT

Kelly Silliman (Photo by Cher Lemire)
Kelly Silliman (Photo by Cher Lemire)

What would art look like if we no longer had high tech resources available to us?
How do we experience dance performance without electronic lights and sound systems?
How can we remain optimistic and good-natured in the face of doomsday predictions?

The tinydance project seeks to answer these questions as they relate to dance and performance, and to facilitate interdisciplinary conversations and events highlighting the intersection of arts and sustainability.  Kelly Silliman (the project’s creator), was inspired by the Tiny House movement and various Slow Living concepts, and the project encompasses a variety of dance works made for small, sustainable spaces, including the tinydance stage.  The stage is a 4’x8′ platform that breaks down into thirds and can be towed by bicycle to performance venues.  It can be set up in under fifteen minutes, and is constructed from wood with a marley dance floor surface.

ON PERFORMING AT FLORENCE NIGHT OUT
Kelly says: “The long term goals for the tinydance project center around the facilitation of — or participation in — interdisciplinary, community-building events that use live performances as starting points for broader conversations about sustainability, culture, the arts, and the future of our world. Building a strong sense of community lies at the heart of my artistic work and my beliefs about our collective future. I am always interested in connecting with others in my immediate community, supporting local economy, and being a part of events that bring local citizens and businesses together, so the ultra local focus of Florence Night Out seemed like an ideal environment in which to present the tinydance project”

SEE THE TINYDANCE PROJECT LIVE AT FLORENCE NIGHT OUT
MAIN ST. (exact location TBA)

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