What is a better way to enjoy a balmy Saturday evening in August than feasting your eyes upon East End architectural designs while sipping cocktails, noshing hors d’oeuvres and contemplating stunning art installations? And that’s all before the main event.
Dancing their way to the homes of East Hampton architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel, the performers of the Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents Green Afternoon III, an evening of dance and performance in the garden on Saturday, August 15.
A night of intrigue is in store for East End dance lovers, the performance group says. “Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre productions engage audiences in original and dynamic dance theatre that raises questions, challenges social norms and values, and magnifies humanity through dance.”
From 5–5:45 p.m. cocktails will be served, alongside light delectable bites in the unique garden area, which includes several small sitting areas and performance installation with dancers in tree houses, on outdoor sculptures, in and around the swimming pool, in the woods and more.
Around 5:50–6:25 p.m., the main performance commences, with seating around the central lawn area. Selwyn will present an excerpt of her newest work, Renewal, which will be composed of a series of shorts that “shift the physical and visceral present movement, restarting, reclaiming and revitalizing” our experience of it. Each short will highlight signature structures and elements in Selwyn’s style, including gesture, partnering, virtuosic artistry juxtaposed with pedestrian movement, humor, character and theatricality. Her unique approach and style will allow members of the audience to create their own meaning and narrative to the dance.
The reception continues following the performance, at about 6:30–7 p.m.
With an array of beautiful and talented dancers involved with the Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre, this event promises to be tasteful, pleasing to the eye and, at times, awe-inspiring.
Tickets, starting at $85, are available online here.
For more information call 212-995-9446 or visit amandaselwyn.notesinmotion.org.
The home of architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel is located at 230 Old Stone Highway in East Hampton.