An artistic collaboration of storytelling, activism, and heritage told through meter, melody, and movement. featuring the poetic meter of Colorado Springs artist, teacher, and storyteller, Papillon Posies; the dance movement genius of Washington DC choreographer and Artistic Director of Sylvidances, Sylvana Christopher; and the acoustic musical sounds of Washington DC guitarist, bandleader, and music instructor, John Lee.
The performance will be livestreamed on their facebook and youtube, as well. Q&A following the performance.Event Details
ELEMENTS DANCE COLLECTIVE is a Pre-Professional Urban Dance Training and Performance company for dancers ages 9-18. Dancers in the program receive a comprehensive education in all forms of Urban Dance, such as breaking, locking, popping, Hip Hop, house,krumping, waacking, voguing, and various forms of commercial dance. Dancers also have the opportunity to train with industry professionals and perform at many noteworthy events and venues.Event Details
Maida Withers, Washington, DC dancer/choreographer
Tania Fraga, Brazilian computer artist
Steve Hilmy, DC/Florida composer/musician
Artists come together, online, to create a new and unusual performance/installation: In these COVID-19 times, we come from our individual homes to explore beauty and crisis in a visionary 3D Rainforest!
A Roadkill Opera’s Road from Artomatic to the GRAMMYs to the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia: From Page to Fully Staged
Tune in for a live talk with pre-taped segments rolled into it. Dialogue, question-and-answers from the live online audience, and perhaps live performances with A Roadkill Opera’s music director Jeff Dokken and key performers such as Martine Micozzi, Laura Wehrmeyer, Christopher Dews, David Timpane, and Michael Thompson. They plan to give away swag to those who engage by posting their own 15 to 60 second clips using the lyric videos and karaoke videos online at www.roadkillopera.com.Event Details
Artists are free to do what they wish within their designated space — paint the walls, turn out the lights, or simply tack up their artwork. Because Artomatic events are usually held in an office building, the spaces are as unconventional as the art and they may include large lounges, meeting rooms, kitchens and especially challenging spaces such as closets. Guidelines are provided for the event and more information will be provided after registration.
What does "unjuried" mean? It means anyone who can pay a modest fee to cover expenses can exhibit at Artomatic. It means a lower barrier to entry, no overarching theme or goal, and a huge variety of media. Paintings and photography are the most popular, but anything goes: sculpture, fiber art, videos, multimedia installations, collages, wearable art, and the impossible to categorize. Because anything goes, you’ll get to see plenty of experiments and risk-taking.
*Taken from The Art League’s blog on Artomatic 2017. https://www.theartleague.org/blog/2017/04/04/artomatic-2017-600-artists-7-floors-44-days/
Because Artomatic is a non-profit and there is no admission fee for the public to enter our events, we rely on volunteers to serve as staff for our events. Staff members welcome the public, advertise our events, run security and perform a variety of other duties to ensure a successful event.
Artomatic is a nonprofit, volunteer-run 501 (c) 3 organization that coordinates and hosts a large arts festival occurring periodically in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, usually in a commercial location slated for demolition. Artomatic’s mission is to create community, build audience and expand economic development by transforming available space into a playground for artistic expression.