Update: we enjoyed a wonderful performance from S.J. Ewing & Dancers – please see the video below for a few snippets from that evening. We’re pleased to announce that S.J. Ewing & Dancers will continue to have a presence at 2M in the form of a pop-up digital art installation. Viewed from the North Capitol Street side of the 2M building, come check it out Tuesday, Friday & Sunday evenings from 7:30 – 9:30 through November 4th.
This Saturday, September 23rd, 2M is excited to be participating as a performance site for Made in D.C.’s Art All Night, a free overnight art festival taking place throughout the city. From 8-10PM, a series of pop-up performances will take place in 2M’s Sports Court and can be viewed via the floor-to-ceiling windows on North Capitol Street.
This performance is brought to us by S. J. Ewing & Dancers and will live on through the end of October in the form of a projected animation of the original live performance. This performance piece, entitled “Analog: OnSite” melds the digital experience of technology with human movement by using interactive projections in live, site-specific dance performances.
More details from Director and Performer Sarah J. Ewing:
“In keeping with Ewing’s commitment to finding unique ways to explore social trends, human experience and culture through her work, Analog seeks to physicalize the technology society uses every day by bringing together the creative processes of both technology and contemporary dance in performance environments. The OnSite series pushes this collaboration into the realm of street art by finding non-conventional performance spaces to present the work, thereby bringing art into the everyday experience of DC’s community.
This work has been created through a Performance, Event and Festival Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and is presented by CulturalDC as part of their Storefront series with the support of CityDance. The work is part of a larger series of Arts and Technology performances by S. J. Ewing & Dancers this season at Velocity DC at Harman Hall, Dupont Underground, Dance Place and Detroit City Dance Festival amongst other venues.”
Directed by Sarah J. Ewing
Projection Design by Jonathan Hsu
Choreography by S. J. Ewing with the Artists
Performances by S. J. Ewing & Dancers Company Members Ryan Carlough, Grace Cho with CityDance Conservatory Dancers Naiya Dawson, Tessa Fang and Noa Kamiya
More information about the Company and Director:
S. J. Ewing & Dancers is a contemporary dance company in DC who perform and tour the creative work of Sarah J. Ewing, a CityDance OnStage Ignite Artist. Ewing has been a recipient of DCCAH Artist Fellowship Grants, Project, Event and Festival Grants and will be presented in CulturalDC’s inaugural Space4 season at Dupont Underground as well at CulturalDC’s Storefronts season. She creates both theater-based and site-specific work, and this season has a focus on the fusion of art and technology.
Ewing was the recipient of a 2013 Local Dance Commissioning Project Grant from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, through which she made Australia Home Land, as well as a participant in CulturalDC’s Mead Theater Lab Program who, in a co-presentation with CityDance, presented Trapped Happiness in 2014. Sarah received a 2012 Dance Metro DC Dance Connect Grant and was a collaborator on the multi-media work, FILTER, for the 2012 Source Festival.
The company has performed at The Kennedy Center, Sydney Harman Hall, Dance Place, CityDance Studio Theater at Strathmore, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Detroit Dance City Festival, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Dance Gallery Houston, White Wave Festival NYC, Your Move JC, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Smithsonian Museum of America Art and The Hill Center.
We can’t wait to welcome Sarah and her fellow performers and artists to 2M and share their unique performance with you all!
For more information about the Art All Night free overnight arts festival, check out their website here.
For more information about S. J. Ewing & Dancers, including current, upcoming and past performances, visit their website here.
Featured image photo credit: Kaylee Wong