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White Mirror – Site Specific Public Art Dance
October 4, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
“White Mirror” an original site-specific public dance performance for Babi Yar Park, by internationally renowned choreographer Robert Sher-Machherndl of Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet. “White Mirror” will be performed by Lemon Sponge Cake dancers and collaborator, Sharon Wehner, Principal Dancer with Colorado Ballet.
The free performance will be held on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m., at Babi Yar Park in Denver located at South Havanna Street and East Yale Avenue. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, bring a blanket or seating pad; pack a picnic dinner and stroll the park. There is no permanent seating in the park, only lawn seating.
The production of “White Mirror” marks the first time Denver Arts & Venues’ Public Art Program has commissioned dance as public art.
The purpose of the Denver Public Art Commission is to serve as an educational, living memorial in dance, a performance for the thousands of Jews, Gypsies, Ukrainians and others who were murdered between 1941-1943 at the Babi Yar ravine during WWII. “White Mirror,” utilizing Robert Sher-Machherndl’s movement language, offers an investigation into the nature of human existence, a reflection on the world’s fragility, power and mortality. Its goal is to radiate energy, make audiences think, build bridges between past and present, artist and spectator. White Mirror will educate, engage and stimulate audiences by delivering large portions of honesty, positivity and love.
See a video sneak peek of the dance: https://vimeo.com/138643113
Read more about the project: http://artsandvenuesdenver.com/news/white-mirror-commissioning-a-first-for-denvers-public-art-program