Sunday, January 11, 2015

Le Bal Miró

Le Bal Miro - 2:00 PM

The Nasher Museum presents a dynamic program that will combine the elements of discussion and performance to explore the themes of artistic process and collaboration in Miró’s work in ballet. In 1981, Miró designed L’Uccello Luce (Bird Light), performed for the Venice Biennale at the Fenice Theatre. Since his first ballet project nearly half a century earlier, Miró had kept a sketchbook, which became the inspiration for this later artist production.  Writer Jacques Dupin, composer Sylvano Bussotti and choreographer Joseph Russillo collaborated with Miró to transform his art into an original performance.


During this museum program, the following will share insights about the artistic process: Jade Bettin, Instructor, UNC Dramatic Arts, Molly Boarati, Assistant Curator, Nasher Museum, Barbara Dickinson, Professor of the Practice, Duke Dance Program and Scott Lindroth, Vice Provost for the Arts and Professor of Music.


Inspired by works in Miró: The Experience of Seeing, and the original production of L’Uccello Luce, the program will conclude with a dance performance by Audrey Fenske, Duke alumna (T’09), and Devin Sweet, N.C. School of the Arts graduate and freelance dancer, with original choreography, set and costume design.


Free and open to the public.  Exhibition entry will require a separate ticket purchase.  Exhibition viewing times on Sunday: 12PM-5PM.


Generous funding for this program has been provided by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.