June 16, 2017
A project by Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener
Desire Lines is a public movement practice unfolding and accumulating over two weeks. A site-based improvisation world inspired by the work and ideas of architect Claude Bragdon, Theosophist Annie Besant, and spirit-medium and artist Ethel Le Rossignol, and the manifold chaos of mapping a collective consciousness for social change in an urban environment.
David Rafael Botana | Justin Faircloth | Stanley Gambucci | Jennifer Gonzalez
Eleanor Hullihan | Kate Jewett | Catherine Kirk | Cori Kresge | Rashaun Mitchell
Mina Nishimura | Silas Riener | Maddie Schimmel | André Zachery
Can we connect to each other through public space? Can we defy systems of control, find new pathways and move to create better futures? Throughout the weeks June 20-25 and June 27-July 2, dancers will appear in Madison Square Park, individually and in small groups. The navigation of internal landscapes, external architecture and public desire will culminate on July 1st with dancing from 10am-9pm. Free Workshop open to all people 10am-1pm Sunday July 2nd.
Costumes by George Venson/Voutsa. Painted image by Federico de Francesco. | www.rashaunsilasdance.com
Wednesday, June 21, 12-3pm: André Zachery, Eleanor Hullihan & 6-9pm: Kate Jewett, Stanley Gambucci
Friday, June 23, 3-6pm: Kate Jewett & 4-7pm: Mina Nishimura
Saturday, June 24, 10am-2pm: Jennifer Gonzalez, Maddie Schimmel, Justin Faircloth, Catherine Kirk
Sunday, June 25, 10am-2pm: André Zachery, Mina Nishimura, Maddie Schimmel, Catherine Kirk
Tuesday, June 27, 5-9pm: Jennifer Gonzalez, Kate Jewett, Eleanor Hullihan, Stanley Gambucci, Cori Kresge
Wednesday, June 28, 9am-1pm: David Rafael Botana, Cori Kresge, Catherine Kirk
Thursday, June 29, 5-9pm: Jennifer Gonzalez, Cori Kresge, André Zachery, Eleanor Hullihan
Friday, June 30, 1-4pm: Cori Kresge & 1-5pm: Mina Nishimura & 2-6pm: David Rafael Botana & 4-9pm: Maddie Schimmel, Justin Faircloth, Stanley Gambucci
Saturday, July 1, 10am-9pm: MARATHON DAY – All dancers
Sunday, July 2, 10am-1pm: Workshop with Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener (free and open to all!)
Desire Lines will take place as part of artist Josiah McElheny and the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s public art exhibition Prismatic Park. More details about Mitchell + Riener’s events available here. Visit www.madisonsquarepark.org for more information on Prismatic Park.