We could not be more excited to host the Doppelgänger Dance Collective for two days of outdoor performances on August 9th and 11th.
As a special event in Greater Kennedy Plaza, Shura Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson of Doppelgänger Dance Collective will premiere a newly created duet by Rhode Island native Kellie Ann Lynch, bringing their expressive athleticism to play in a gritty, on-the-pavement interpretation of Lynch’s work. They will be accompanied by composer and musician Caitlin Scholl, who has created an original electronic and vocal score for this work.
Our Executive Director Cliff Woods explains, “Performances like this demonstrate the vitality possible in a multi-use public space like Kennedy Plaza. Having Doppelgänger Dance Collective as DPPC’s first programming of this public plaza proves that exciting, high quality performances can happen there.”
Doppelgänger Dance Collective will transform Kennedy Plaza into a forum for unexpected and surprising movement and sound at 12:30 and 5:15 pm on Tuesday, August 9th, and 12:30 and 5:15 pm on Thursday, August 11th performing a piece called, The Trail We Left Behind. The piece is a movement-based journey that embodies a meditation and reflection on play. It is a spirited exploration between two women who paint a dynamic world through virtuosic movement, friendship and imagination. The Trail We Left Behind invites the audience to participate at times and quietly observe the world of wonder the two women create.
“Doppelgänger Dance Collective is dedicated to bringing diverse dance performances to Rhode Island audiences,” explains Shura, “and how better to achieve that than dance for audiences in an outdoor, free, central venue. This duet was crafted specifically for Kennedy Plaza with consideration for how to activate the space and draw spectators in. This is a thrilling opportunity for us as performers.”
For more details about this exciting event, please visit our Facebook event page.