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Sold Out – Chihuly Saturday Nights » Performance by Monica Thomas

Rico Son 6:30 to 7:45 pm
Expanding Glass, Expanding Body by choreographer Monica Thomas 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Spend your Saturday summer evenings outdoors enjoying our music series, Chihuly Saturday Nights! Explore the stunning exhibition Chihuly: In the Forest, transformed into a magical woodland amplified with live music, artmaking, outdoor games, a food trailer, and more. Expanding Glass, Expanding Body, by choreographer Monica Thomas, will explore our interactions with glass arts, specially timed with the current exhibition, Chihuly: In the Forest. Thomas will present a dance-theater, site-specific exploration of space and sculptural materials, featuring Chicago-based professional dancers and Northwest Arkansas community performers. Monica and performers will explore Chihuly’s forms, responding to their shapes, movement, and interaction with light through physical vignettes. Thomas, originally from Fayetteville, is a dancer, actor, choreographer, and filmmaker. She performed as a company member with Winifred Haun and Dancers, Mordine & Company, and Striding Lion Performance Group. Her dance film works have appeared in festivals nationally and internationally.

$15 or Free for members (ticket required), youth ages 18 & under (ticket required), and guests with tickets to Chihuly: In the Gallery + In the Forest on the Saturday of the event.

Sponsored by Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Demara Titzer, and JTH Productions.

Note: Park in the museum’s Additional Parking lot, close to the J Street entrance, and follow the North Forest Trail to the Chihuly: In the Forest exhibition. The museum closes at 6 p.m. on Saturdays and will not be open during Chihuly Saturday Nights.

Monica Thomas is looking for dancers to take part in her performance! Participants must be available for rehearsals on August 3 and 4, and must have full availability on August 5 for dress rehearsal and performance. Apply here.



August 5, 2017
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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