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Quarry Dance

WINDHOVER ANNOUNCES “QUARRY DANCE 5”
at Barker’s Quarry in Lanesville
Leverett Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Performances are: FRIDAY, July 29th at 5:30PM

SATURDAY, July 30th at 11:00AM & 5:30PM

SUNDAY, July 31st at 1:00PM

 

Windhover Performing Arts Center has presented spellbinding and engaging Quarry Dances for the past four years on Cape Ann. The New York City-based dance company, Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre, returns again this summer for a residency at Windhover to create and choreograph a site-specific quarry dance for the public. The audience for the quarry dance performances continues to expand, and people come from Boston and the surrounding areas.

For Quarry Dance 5, the Dušan Týnek dancers will use the architecture, cliffs, ledges, paths and water of Barker’s Quarry to celebrate this special place. The uniqueness and beauty of the quarry will be embraced and honored as in previous dances. Boston based live saxophonist Russ Gershon will accompany all four quarry dances.

Mr. Barker of Barker’s quarry was a quarryman who owned many acres of land and had a thriving granite business in the 1890’s until the early part of the 20th century. The quarry sits on the Selma & Gabriel Kleimola Reservation and is partially privately owned by a Kleimola family descendant as well as publically owned by the Essex County Greenbelt Association. The Kleimolas were from Finland, and they were lured to the Lanesville area by way of Ellis Island with eagerness to start a new life!

Performances of Quarry Dance 5 are free and open to the public, but donations are welcome. No reservations are required. The performance will last just over one hour. In case of rain, the performance is cancelled.

An art exhibit on silk interpreting the beauty and resilience of the quarries will be shown by artists Susan Quateman and Leslie Bartlett and will be on view during the entire run. There will be two educational free quarry talks offered by the ECGA (Essex County Greenbelt Association) following the performances on Friday evening and on Sunday afternoon that will last a half hour.

As there is no parking on Leverett Street, arrangements have been made to park at the Lanesville Community Center at 8 Vulcan Street, and also at the St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Orthodox Congregational Church in Lanesville.  A shuttle van provided by the company “Ride on Transportation” will run back and forth from the Lanesville Community Center to the quarry on Leverett Street starting 45 minutes prior to performance times and after the performance is concluded.  The suggested fee for the shuttle is $1.00 per person each way. The St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Orthodox Congregational Church in Lanesville are both within close walking distance to the Lanesville Community Center shuttle service. It is about a ten to fifteen minute walk to Barker’s quarry (at the end of Leverett Street) from the various parking areas, and we encourage as many people as possible to plan to walk.

The shuttle will begin 45 minutes prior to each performance and run continuously until the performance starts.  It will return guests back to the Lanesville Community Center following the performances. We are requesting that no private vehicles be driven on Leverett Street going to the quarry during the shuttle and performance times in order to allow for an unimpeded flow of traffic.

Note: Seating will be on a first-come-first-served basis and chairs will be provided. In addition, people are welcome to bring blankets to sit on, as well bring their own water and soft drinks. Please do be advised that space is limited. For further information, please check the Windhover website which is: www.windhover.org or call 978-546-3611.

Major funding has been made possible by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. This program is also supported in part by a grants from both the Rockport and Gloucester Cultural Councils, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Quarry Dance 4 on top of granite ledge together

Windhover Performing Arts Center – Quarry Dance – August 1 & 2

WINDHOVER ANNOUNCES “QUARRY DANCE 3”

AT DEEP PIT QUARRY

111 HIGH ST., LANESVILLE, (GLOUCESTER) MA (01930)

ON

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014 AT 5:30PM

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014 AT 11:00AM & 5:30PM

FOLLOWING ON THE SUCCESS OF “QUARRY DANCE 2” IN 2013, WINDHOVER HAS INVITED CHOREOGRAPHER DUSAN TYNEK AND HIS COMPANY TO DEVELOP ANOTHER SITE-SPECIFIC QUARRY DANCE THIS SUMMER AT “DEEP PIT QUARRY” IN LANESVILLE TO BE PERFORMED ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 AT 5:30 PM AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 AT 11:00 AM AND 5:30PM.  THE PERFORMANCES ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.  CONTRIBUTIONS ARE WELCOME.

Quarry_backs Quarry_high lifts  (NOTE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING SEATING, PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION BELOW.)

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Community Photos 7/30/13

Joey,

Five photos from Saturday’s Quarry Dance at Valley Pit Quarry in Lanesville.

Michael Miller

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Michael Lafferty submits-

Here are some images of the Windhover production of ‘Quarry Dance II’ performed at Valley Pit Quarry by the Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre on Saturday.

 

BREAKING NEWS ~ QUARRY DANCE ADDS ANOTHER PERFORMANCE

This just in from Ina Hahn & Lisa Hahn, Windhover Performing Arts Center in Rockport:

Due to the rain we are adding a performance TODAY at 11AM and we will still have the 5:30 performance.  We hope to see everyone today!

quarrydance“Quarry Dance 1”…performed by the Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport, Mass. during the summer of 2012 was so successful that Windhover Performing Arts Center (located in Rockport, Mass)  has invited choreographer, Dušan Týnek  and his New York based modern dance company to develop a second installment , “Quarry Dance 2.”

Group photo of the dance company performing

Group photo of the dance company performing

This site-specific dance will be performed at privately owned Valley Pit Quarry, located at 7 Leverett Street in Lanesville (Gloucester) on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 5:30p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. Contributions are welcome. Parking is available at the Lanesville Congregational Church at 1120 Washington Street across from Leverett Street on both days. Parking is also available at the Lanesville Community Center at 8 Vulcan Street on Friday, July 26thonly.  Street parking is allowed on Emerald Street, as well as on one side of Washington Street. The performance will last about one hour.

Valley Pit Quarry has a unique history because its former owner, Sylvester Ahola, a Lanesville native, was one of the most talented and famous musicians of the 1920’s and 30’s, playing lead trumpet with over a dozen big bands and making over 2,000 records. After retirement in 1940’s, he hosted many sailing parties at the quarry as a way of celebrating these man-made wonders.

Today, almost 100 years later, Dušan Týnek takes on the challenge by creating a new dance that will reflect upon this special place and generate a new and fresh narrative. The dance will move naturally through the environment using perspective and the unique architecture created by the granite ledges, overhangs, cracks, cliffs and terraces. And the dancers will also be in contact with the water, using its sounds as an additional dimension to the dance. The entire quarry and its surroundings will become a stage.

The Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre is a dynamic, contemporary dance company based in Brooklyn, NY. Recently named one of the top 5 New York City dance companies of the year by the New York Times, they have toured throughout the U.S, Europe and Russia and have recently completed a series of successful performances at Baruch College in New York City. In September, they are scheduled to perform at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in celebration of the company’s 10th anniversary.  “ Terrific…striking…a high level of invention… Mr. Týnek is an undoubted talent.”  NYTimes

Chairs will be provided for the audience, but people are welcome to bring their own chairs too, and people are encouraged to bring their own water and/or soft drinks.

Windhover is grateful to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation for their support and the funding which has made this event possible.  We also wish to thank the Rockport and Gloucester Cultural Councils and The Donor Advised Fund of the Boston Foundation for their important contributions, as well as our many friends and supporters. We could not have achieved this without all of you.

Ina Hahn & Lisa Hahn, Windhover Performing Arts Center in Rockport, Mass. 01966

978-546-3611                     www.windhover.org

QUARRY DANCE at Valley Pit quarry in Lanesville on July 26th and July 27th, 2013

This just in from Ina Hahn & Lisa Hahn, Windhover Performing Arts Center in Rockport

quarrydance“Quarry Dance 1”…performed by the Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport, Mass. during the summer of 2012 was so successful that Windhover Performing Arts Center (located in Rockport, Mass)  has invited choreographer, Dušan Týnek  and his New York based modern dance company to develop a second installment , “Quarry Dance 2.”

Group photo of the dance company performing

Group photo of the dance company performing

This site-specific dance will be performed at privately owned Valley Pit Quarry, located at 7 Leverett Street in Lanesville (Gloucester) on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 5:30p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. Contributions are welcome. Parking is available at the Lanesville Congregational Church at 1120 Washington Street across from Leverett Street on both days. Parking is also available at the Lanesville Community Center at 8 Vulcan Street on Friday, July 26thonly.  Street parking is allowed on Emerald Street, as well as on one side of Washington Street. The performance will last about one hour.

Valley Pit Quarry has a unique history because its former owner, Sylvester Ahola, a Lanesville native, was one of the most talented and famous musicians of the 1920’s and 30’s, playing lead trumpet with over a dozen big bands and making over 2,000 records. After retirement in 1940’s, he hosted many sailing parties at the quarry as a way of celebrating these man-made wonders.

Today, almost 100 years later, Dušan Týnek takes on the challenge by creating a new dance that will reflect upon this special place and generate a new and fresh narrative. The dance will move naturally through the environment using perspective and the unique architecture created by the granite ledges, overhangs, cracks, cliffs and terraces. And the dancers will also be in contact with the water, using its sounds as an additional dimension to the dance. The entire quarry and its surroundings will become a stage.

The Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre is a dynamic, contemporary dance company based in Brooklyn, NY. Recently named one of the top 5 New York City dance companies of the year by the New York Times, they have toured throughout the U.S, Europe and Russia and have recently completed a series of successful performances at Baruch College in New York City. In September, they are scheduled to perform at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in celebration of the company’s 10th anniversary.  “ Terrific…striking…a high level of invention… Mr. Týnek is an undoubted talent.”  NYTimes

Chairs will be provided for the audience, but people are welcome to bring their own chairs too, and people are encouraged to bring their own water and/or soft drinks.

Windhover is grateful to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation for their support and the funding which has made this event possible.  We also wish to thank the Rockport and Gloucester Cultural Councils and The Donor Advised Fund of the Boston Foundation for their important contributions, as well as our many friends and supporters. We could not have achieved this without all of you.

Ina Hahn & Lisa Hahn, Windhover Performing Arts Center in Rockport, Mass. 01966

978-546-3611                     www.windhover.org

WINDHOVER ANNOUNCES QUARRY DANCE 2 at Valley Pit quarry in Lanesville (Gloucester), Mass. on July 26th and July 27th, 2013

This just in from Ina Hahn & Lisa Hahn, Windhover Performing Arts Center in Rockport

quarrydance“Quarry Dance 1”…performed by the Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport, Mass. during the summer of 2012 was so successful that Windhover Performing Arts Center (located in Rockport, Mass)  has invited choreographer, Dušan Týnek  and his New York based modern dance company to develop a second installment , “Quarry Dance 2.”

Group photo of the dance company performing

Group photo of the dance company performing

This site-specific dance will be performed at privately owned Valley Pit Quarry, located at 7 Leverett Street in Lanesville (Gloucester) on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 5:30p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. Contributions are welcome. Parking is available at the Lanesville Congregational Church at 1120 Washington Street across from Leverett Street on both days. Parking is also available at the Lanesville Community Center at 8 Vulcan Street on Friday, July 26thonly.  Street parking is allowed on Emerald Street, as well as on one side of Washington Street. The performance will last about one hour.

Valley Pit Quarry has a unique history because its former owner, Sylvester Ahola, a Lanesville native, was one of the most talented and famous musicians of the 1920’s and 30’s, playing lead trumpet with over a dozen big bands and making over 2,000 records. After retirement in 1940’s, he hosted many sailing parties at the quarry as a way of celebrating these man-made wonders.

Today, almost 100 years later, Dušan Týnek takes on the challenge by creating a new dance that will reflect upon this special place and generate a new and fresh narrative. The dance will move naturally through the environment using perspective and the unique architecture created by the granite ledges, overhangs, cracks, cliffs and terraces. And the dancers will also be in contact with the water, using its sounds as an additional dimension to the dance. The entire quarry and its surroundings will become a stage.

The Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre is a dynamic, contemporary dance company based in Brooklyn, NY. Recently named one of the top 5 New York City dance companies of the year by the New York Times, they have toured throughout the U.S, Europe and Russia and have recently completed a series of successful performances at Baruch College in New York City. In September, they are scheduled to perform at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in celebration of the company’s 10th anniversary.  “ Terrific…striking…a high level of invention… Mr. Týnek is an undoubted talent.”  NYTimes

Chairs will be provided for the audience, but people are welcome to bring their own chairs too, and people are encouraged to bring their own water and/or soft drinks.

Windhover is grateful to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation for their support and the funding which has made this event possible.  We also wish to thank the Rockport and Gloucester Cultural Councils and The Donor Advised Fund of the Boston Foundation for their important contributions, as well as our many friends and supporters. We could not have achieved this without all of you.

Ina Hahn & Lisa Hahn, Windhover Performing Arts Center in Rockport, Mass. 01966

978-546-3611                     www.windhover.org