smallstrangething in the Railyard Park on Sunday, June 11th, 6-8pm
smallstrangething in the Railyard Park is a site-specific, adaptive, and collaborative piece about water symbols, unconscious thinking, and the desert created with the collaborative efforts of Place Projects and szalt dance co. and with the generous support of the Railyard Park Conservancy and the Railyard Art Project. The piece will take shape in the Santa Fe Railyard Park as a durational installation of movement, sound, and interactive atmosphere.
Through performance and spectacle, smallstrangething is intended to engage the public in critical thought and conversations about themselves in the context of their own and other people’s histories, cultures, and communities.
szalt is a collection of Los Angeles movers, collaborating with musicians and visual artists artistically led by dancer and choreographer, Stephanie Zaletel. Within the last three years, Zaletel has produced a myriad of new works across the city for szalt and in 2017 they have embarked on their first tour to Seattle, Santa Fe, New York, and Italy. Their work has been presented by REDCAT, Highways, The Hammer Museum, HomeLA, WCCW, The McCallum Theater, and The Bootleg Theater’s HomeGrown Festival.
szalt was chosen to perform as Finalists in the McCallum Choreography Festival 2015 with excerpts of F L W R S and is the MorYork Gallery 2016 Artist in Residence. szalt was also invited to be part of the Current LA Water Public Art Biennial with their latest work, Water Stories.
Place Projects creates opportunities for people to be curious, creative, strong, and strange through group exploration and spectacle. Our aim is to cultivate communities of people who are actively using their minds and bodies to build lives of perpetual inquiry and growth. We are building events and public programs in Los Angeles, California and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Railyard Park Conservancy provides community stewardship and advocacy for the care, educational programming, and public art in the Railyard Park and Plaza. Their vision is to build a vibrant, beautiful, popular and safe community gathering place representing the history, values and aspirations of the people of Santa Fe.
For more information about Szalt, visit https://www.szaltdances.org/about/
For more information about the Railyard Park, visit http://railyardpark.org/
Click on image below image to see more from smallstranething in the Railyard Park on 6.11.17
Images by Christy Downs from the Santa Fe Railyard Park Conservancy and by Breanne Herrera