Former fellowship recipients Cara Hagan (2015) and Helen Simoneau (2011), have organized a downtown Winston-Salem dance festival along with local artists Blakeney Bullock, Julianne Harper, Jessie Laurita-Spanglet, and Caitlyn Swett. The festival, On Site/In Sight, is presented by Simoneau’s company, Helen Simoneau Danse and will include movement classes, site-specific works, and pop-up, rooftop, and courtyard performances.
On Site/In Sight will take place one Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 7 in various locations throughout downtown Winston Salem. For a more detailed schedule of events and locations visit their website, email program coordinator Caitlyn Swett, or follow #HSDanse & #OnSiteInSight on Facebook & Twitter.
Land Bridge, an evening-length work by choreographer Helen Simoneau was also among three North Carolina projects included in Creative Capital’s On Our Radar online database. The searchable database features nearly 300 Emerging Fields, Literature, and Performing Arts projects that advanced to the second or third round in last year’s highly competitive Creative Capital award selection process.
Also included is Hidden Voice’s Lynden Harris and Kathryn Hunter Williams (Cedar Grove) project Serving Life, that works with death row inmates sentenced to life without parole as children. Durham artist Jenny Stratton‘s project DeployMEANT was also selected for the database. The project shares an evolving collection of stories and artifacts collected from the daily experiences of a community of military families in North Carolina and Virginia.