2019 Artist Residency Host Committee
Join the Artist Residency Host Committee to support Manitoga and the 2019 Artist Residency and Annual Performance
CelebraTE MANITOGA's 2019 Season
Close Your Physical Eye by Michele Oka Doner
Quarry by Ivy Baldwin Dance Company
Artist Michele Oka Doner’s work and Wright’s Manitoga are rooted in the sacredness of nature – its force, transcendence, eternal spirit, and timelessness. The primal, elemental force of Fire has long held Oka Doner’s artistic attention. An ancient trunk she foraged from Manitoga’s woodlands will transform through fire into a darkened bronze Burning Star with sixteen points of candle light. From gathered hemlock bark have emerged her gods and goddesses - Alive, Sovereign, Scion, Duress, Arrival, and Begotten – bark becomes skin, expressively alive in six larger-than-life textured monoprints on handmade paper. Oka Doner’s powerful, soulful figures alternate between poised balance and graceful motion encircling the viewer.
Choreographer Ivy Baldwin and her seven dancers will present Quarry, a site-specific work with original score for Manitoga that takes inspiration from Wright’s desire to blur the lines between outside and inside, nature and the man-made; and from his deep commitment to experimentation with form and material. At the fall premiere, Quarry will magnify Wright’s vision and Manitoga’s dramatic variations on scale and intimacy as the audience moves with dancers through the landscape.
Join the HOST committeE and support creativity!
Host Committee Benefits Include:
Private Reception at Oka Doner’s NYC Studio, April 10, 6pm
Opening Celebration of Close Your Physical Eye, Manitoga, June 8, 5-7pm
Summer Solstice al fresco dinner, 6pm, June 21
Premiere of Quarry, Manitoga, September 21
Top: Michele Oka Doner, Doner Studio, photo by Gerald Forster; Bottom: Ivy Baldwin, Keen [No. 2], Abrons Arts Center, photo by Maria Baranova