Fleet Moves Brings Dance & Visual Arts Together in Wellfleet
By: iO Staff, July 3, 2012
AARON BINACO - Katie Baer Schetlick (left) and Zena Bibler (right), co-directors of Fleet Moves Dance Festival, find inspiration in Wellfleet.
From July 5 to 8, Fleet Moves will set the town of Wellfleet in motion with an all-ages, all-hours happening of dance, performance and visual art.
Dedicated to the exploration and celebration of all types of movement, Fleet Moves will feature the work of emerging and seasoned choreographers, blending traditional elements of dance with other rhythms and forms of virtuosity already occurring in Wellfleet.
The festival will kick off with a visual art exhibition on Thursday, July 5 at 5 PM at Farm, featuring the work of Cole Barash, Contact Gonzo, Michael Hart, Kerry O’Grady, Marie Lorenz, Tony Orrico, Bill Shannon, Georgia Wall.
Curated by The Movement Party in collaboration with Susie Nielsen, In Our Wake reveals how even our most subtle movements cause giant shifts in the matter that surrounds us. The collected works capture human motion through drawing, photography and collage, illuminating complex patterns, poetic tracings, and dynamic reverberations.
Be sure to stick around for the after-party at The Juice with DJ Fuzzy Fotch and White Animal.
The main event is a dance performance on Saturday night at Wellfleet Preservation Hall ($15). Fleet Moves artists will perform together on a shared bill featuring work by Kazuko Hirabayashi, Miller Rothlein (MIRO Dance Theater), Anne Zuerner, Mikhail Fokine, Stephanie Fungsang & Jeremy Finch, and Katie Schetlick.
The festival continues with all-day programming, gathering locals and visitors alike in daily classes for all ages, indoor and outdoor performances, film screenings, and a closing night dance party.
True dance enthusiasts will have no problem getting up at the crack of dawn for a sunrise dance performance at White Crest Beach at 5:30 AM on Sunday. Choreographed to the pulsing rhythms of the ocean, the sloping stage of the sand, and the flat expanses of beach lots, these unique performances are not to be missed.