A project of the St. Pete Dance Alliance and Dance Linkages
The St, Pete Dance Alliance and Dance Linkages will be performing “Our Town: A Moving Dance Tour of St. Pete” on Saturday, September 17 at 6 pm. These performances are FREE, as part of SPFestival 2016 .
Our Town is a curated series of original, short, site-specific dance performances that occur in and near multiple historic and iconic locations throughout downtown St. Pete. The audience travels from piece to piece, on a guided, walking tour that begins at the Shuffleboard Courts and moves to the outside the Mirror Lake Library, Face the Jury, the open-air Post Office, Cycle Brewing and ending in the Mural Alley along 6th and 7th Streets.
Choreographers include Helen Hansen French, Kellie Harmon, and Andee Scott of the St. Pete Dance Alliance, in addition to Elsa Valbuena, Erin Cardinal, and Alex Jones. Additional collaborators include the New Music Conflagration, with an original music composition by Elizabeth Baker that will be downloaded onto smartphones by audience members on site.
This unique evening of dance performances blends dance, music, art, architecture, and technology, creating moving public art in and around iconic and historic sites in our beautiful city. Produced by the St. Petersburg Dance Alliance and Dance Linkages, with support from the St. Pete Arts Alliance and Creative Pinellas, Our Town invites the audience to engage with dance and their city in new ways.