Reclaim the light and celebrate the return of spring through a melding of nature, sculpture, and contemporary dance in the new Notre Dame Sculpture Park
Under the direction of Kriner, student dancers from Saint Mary's and The University of Notre Dame will breathe life into the sculptures and nature of the park after a long winter through site-specific, contemporary dance pieces. The hour-long performance will start at 1:00 p.m.
Kriner notes that the dancers were inspired by the park's theme of reclamation which caused them to call to mind past dances and movement phrases. "These dances lived former lives in class, rehearsal, or performance and hold memories of self-expression, success, pain, and community. After adapting the structure, intention, and dynamics of the dances to the site and the sculptures, their new life in the reclaimed park will once again be filled with purpose, effort, emotion, and enjoyment," says Kriner.
Dancers include: Michele Kriner (SMC dance faculty), Catherine Cislo (SMC '14), Taylor Couillard-Rodak (SMC '15), Katelynn Kelly (ND '13), Mike Marszowski (ND '13), Maria Monreal (SMC '15), Emily Palid (ND '13), Hayley Racz (SMC '12 alumna), Jean Rogers (SMC '13), Brock Switzer (ND '14), and Bethany Tabor (SMC '14).
"The Snite Museum welcomes this opportunity to work with our friends and colleagues at Saint Mary¹s and at Notre Dame, to draw upon one another's experiences and understanding of art. We do not have a monopoly on the interpretation of the creative process, and events like this give our community access to alternative voices and viewpoints," said Charles Loving, director of the Snite Museum.