Catherine Gallant/DANCE is taking live performance out of the theater where audiences will be engaged, invited, and challenged by work which re-imagines art in public spaces. Support dancers and innovators who collaborate in seeking new ways of seeing and listening.
Help us fund the next version of OVERLOVE/UNDERPASS.
This project premiered last year in Times Square. Our next version will take place this summer outside the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, CT as part of the Artists for World Peace Dance Festival. Your support will allow us to include seven wonderful dancers and share this work with a new audience.
A donation in any amount is appreciated! Donations of 25. or more are fully tax-deductible!
OVERLOVE/UNDERPASS is a site-ranging dance project which premiered in Times Square last year and is preparing it’s second appearance outside the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center “The Kate” in Old Saybrook, CT at the Second Annual Dance for Peace. With your support the brilliant dancer/creators of Catherine Gallant/DANCE will bring energy and wonder to the understated beauty of the theater grounds and offer a new experience of dance to this suburban community. The deeply felt connection to live performance outside the traditional confines of the theater is an important experience for contemporary audiences. Our artistic vision continues to question the assumptions about when, where and how dance is included in people’s lives.
On the grounds of “The Kate” dancers will slowly emerge from a gazebo engaging in a falling, catching sequence which invites the musicians and the first spectators to follow towards the theater. Strong white columns flank a wide balcony which dancers will eventually claim, setting up a two level dance of meetings, partings, past, present, magic and mystery. The whole event is a prelude to the dance festival which will take place immediately following in the theater.
Catherine Gallant, has been creating for dance in traditional venues and alternative sites for more than 30 years. Ms. Gallant has received funding for her choreography from the Harkness Foundation for Dance, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Trust, among others. She holds a BFA in Dance from The Boston Conservatory and an MFA from Temple University. Catherine leads workshops for the Dance Education Laboratory and is a NYCDOE Dance Educator.