In a performance presented by Burlington City Arts in association with the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Vermont dance artist Selene Colburn will perform freedom of information 2008 at the Firehouse Center’s artist-in-residence studio on Church Street on December 31st. The event will be free and open to the public from 9am to midnight. Viewers may come and go as they please throughout the performance.
In response to the continuing U.S. led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, New York-based choreographer Miguel Gutierrez has invited artists from across the country to perform freedom of information 2008: a 24 hour performance/protest/ritual of continuous movement improvisation performed while blindfolded and ear-plugged, which is intended as a contemplative act of solidarity with those displaced by the wars.
Gutierrez is an award-winning artist whose evening-length pieces tour internationally. For more information on his work go to: www.miguelgutierrez.org. In New York, Miguel Gutierrez will perform freedom of information 2008 at The Barn, an independently run dance studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (www.ilovebarn.com/). Dance artist Selene Colburn, described by Dance Magazine’s Ann Murphy as “a compelling combination of the unstudied and the rigorous,” is a choreographer, writer, and librarian living in Vermont. Her work has appeared at venues such as the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, the Bay Area Dance Series, Movement Research at Judson Church, the Scope Art Fair, and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.
For a complete list of participating artists, and more information on the preparations and locations for this event on the web, visit freedomofinformation2008.blogspot.com.