The Book: Free Opening Event With Dance Installations

What: Opening reception for The Book, a multimedia, installation-performance and exhibition.
Performances By: Avy K Productions & guest artist, Carol Swann
When: July 1, 6:00 – 9:00PM
Where: SOMArts Main Gallery (934 Brannan Street, between 8th and 9th).
How Much: Free admission, cash bar
Exhibition Dates: July 1 through 29, 2011
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 12:00 – 7:00PM, Saturday 12:00 – 5:00PM

We are thrilled to present The Book, a series of contemporary dance based performances and accompanying gallery exhibition created by Commons Curatorial Residency recipients, Avy K Productions. The Book will be both epic and evolving in scope. In addition to a free opening and closing event, The Book will include three ticketed performances (July 7, 14, & 21)  and incorporate more than twenty artistic collaborators.

Join us for the opening reception to get a taste of how Avy K will activate and alter the look and feel of the Main Gallery over the course of the exhibition, and help us celebrate the  first-ever performances in the Main Gallery based in the language of the theater. The opening will feature ambient dance installations by Avy K performers and guest artist, Carol Swann.

About Guest Artist, Carol Swann:

Carol Swann has been teaching and performing movement and vocal related work for over twenty years in the U.S.and Europe. She is co-founder and Director of the Moving On Center-School of Participatory Arts and Somatic Research in Oakland, California. She maintains a private practice in Hakomi Somatic Therapy and teaches voice and contact improvisation.

About The Book:

The Book is an installation-performance series accompanying an ongoing exhibition based in experimental non-theater dance. Each performance is a random page from The Book, and each invites a different guest artist to enter the structure, created by Avy K Productions and collaborators, in order to destroy it and give it new life. Avy K brings together artists of different media to create improvisational multidisciplinary performances involving contemporary dance, live painting, evolving installation, video projection, and live music.

Click here for more detailed information about The Book.

The Book is made possible through support from the SOMArts Commons Curatorial Residency, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.