Update: the backdrop is now installed! (January 5, 2015).
This week, a backdrop was painted for the January 11 museum program, Le Bal Miró. The theme of this program will be artistic collaborations, as illustrated by the ballet project Miró created for the Venice Biennale in 1981.
The program at the museum will include discussion and performance, with original choreography, costume and set design.
The painted backdrop is based on sketches by Jade Bettin, an instructor with UNC-CH Department of Dramatic Arts. Jade’s inspiration for the backdrop were some of Miró’s large- scale paintings with white backgrounds. For this dance performance set, she wanted to convey a sense of movement in both design and material. Truly an inter-collegiate collaboration of artists, the backdrop was fabricated in Duke’s Theater Studies Scene Shop, under the supervision of scene shop coordinator David Berberian.
Durham native Danya Devine (pictured above), a sophomore art student at Appalachian State University, transformed Jade’s sketches into the painted backdrop that, when mounted in the museum’s lecture hall, will span the twenty-four-foot stage.
Mark your calendars for January 11, 2PM, and join us for this insightful, multi-media program at the Nasher Museum, inspired by Miró: The Experience of Seeing.