Tag Archives: Sarah Slifer

It’s a short month ~ Maybe that’s why there’s so much going on already

In fact there’s enough music over the next few nights that it’s gonna be hard to choose where to go out this week.  Here’s the complete live music lineup to help you figure it out.

And here are some videos too  . . .

More Orville Giddings videos here.

Check Out Sarah Slifer and Her Ensemble Prance Around At The PEM June 30th


NEW! Summer Evening Parties


Pay at the door. Members and Salem residents, $8, nonmembers $10

Thursday, June 30, 2011 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Location: Asian Garden



Join us in the Asian Garden for performances by local sound artists James Forrest, Noel Snow, Scott Buchanan and Shawn Morrissey. Make your own sound art, listen to the latest DIY tracks from the RPM Challenge, hear what’s new from Dorkbot Boston and enjoy cocktails and a chef demo. Also, modern dancer Sarah Slifer and her ensemble respond to FreePort [No. 003], a haunting sound installation at PEM by Turner Prize winner Susan Philipsz.

Sarah Slifer Upcoming Performances

Greetings to all and happy spring.

here are 2 performances coming soon to excite the senses and the mind:

Saturday May 14th, 11AM, Derby Sq. in Salem, MA

Massachusetts Poetry Festival presents “Apollonius of Tyana”, a dance-play by Charles Olson

adapted and performed by:

Sarah Slifer as “Apollonius” – dance / choreography

Matthew Swift as “Tyana” – narrator

Mark Wagner, Elote Villanueva , Adam Zelny – music

more info at http://masspoetry.crowdvine.com/talks/19141

here’s a preview-


Thursday June 30th, 5:30PM,  Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA

Summer Evening Series, $10 gen admission

For this evening at the museum I’m making a dance performance piece specifically for Susan Philipsz’ sound installation in the East India Hall.  Philipsz is the most recent Turner Prize (UK) winner.

Dancers: Meghan McLyman, Emily Kulik, Katie Jennings, Kristen Calder, and Sarah Slifer.

more info at http://www.pem.org/calendar/event/470-summer_evening_series

Apollonius of Tyana At Blackburn Performing Arts- October 10th

Apollonius of Tyana

a dance with some words and music

by Charles Olson

Adapted and performed by Sarah Slifer, Matthew Swift,

Elote Villanueva, Adam Zelny, and Mark Wagner

Sunday October 10th, 3PM

Blackburn Performing Arts

1 Washington Street

Gloucester, Massachusetts


Go See- Vincent Cacialano – PLEX with Sarah Slifer

Hi Joey,

Can you post a performance announcement for me?  Here’s a poster for the performance this Friday at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, along with a little info if you want to add some.  THANKS.

Vincent Cacialano – PLEX

with Sarah Slifer

and film / video by Alan McDermott

Choreography and Live Art Performance

Essex Shipbuilding Museum

July 9th 2010 at 7:00PM

$10 suggested donation

UK-based dance artist Vincent Cacialano and Gloucester dance artist Sarah Slifer pair up to perform Cacialano’s PLEX,

a multi media performance event. It is a collaboration of contemporary choreography, sound and visual art. Three works will be shown during the evening, two dances titled Plex 1 and Instructions for stopping and starting, as well as a short film titled Ouch. The work explores visceral, challenging movement and complex compositional structures alongside visuals and moving imagery.

“It looks simple in the beginning but the further Plex is taking you you may get startled by all the aspects telling something at the same time, somehow together. You are getting plexed indeed."  Phosphor – Live

“a combination of strong execution and off beat humor”  The Washington Post


Shipbuilding poster-1

Sarah Slifer Will Be Performing With The White Box Project This Friday Jan 8th

From Sarah-
I’m performing with the White Box Project this friday, January 8th, at the Mills Gallery in Boston 
a free performance!

Photo Credit- Craig Bailey, Perspective Photo

Gloucester New Arts Festival 09 Events Schedule

Festival Events

Saturday the 26th3 PM
Jay Havighurst interactive sound sculptures at Stage Fort Park with a performance at 7-7:30 PM.

7-9 PM
‘The Ways You Flock’ – a 2 hour “singularity” for music duo Clairaudient and the public.

‘The ways you flock’ is inspired by flocking behavior as observed in birds – spontaneous individual actions that create complex large-scale forms. The piece is a transient re-making of Stage Fort Park into an imaginary version itself in which the public is directly involved… by flocking there. The New Arts Festival and Clairaudient invite any and all to come and take part in this piece by bringing safe light sources to illuminate their movements in the dark, and to create flocking patterns while the music plays. Don’t worry, simple instructions will be provided. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a light. Public can also just listen to the music and watch the spectacle unfold.

In the event of rain, saturday night’s event will become an indoor Clairaudient gig. Stay tuned for details.

Sunday the 27th4 PM
Blackburn Performing Arts
Featuring Bianca & Andria Bibiloni, Underwater Airport, and the White Box Project
1 Washington St., Gloucester MA

Sisters Bianca and Andria Bibiloni’s “D vs S” is an exploration of two opposing types of motion, deterministic and stochaic as they appear visually, in nature, and audibly through generated tones. together.

Also performing are Underwater Airport, a crystalline clear improvisational group influenced by shamanic trance music, 1960’s free jazz and psychedelia, ambient electronica, and world beat. They play with videographer Marc Lisle.

Boston-based Improvisational dance collective ‘The White Box Project’ headed by Michael Jahoda will perform throughout.

Plus Visual Art from Ayesha Fuentes (WA) beginning Friday the 25th at Green Life at 196 Main St. with a 4-hour drawing project, on view all weekend.

Things To Do- New Arts Festival Sept 26 and 27th

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Video coming at 1PM

From the site-The Gloucester New Arts Festival was founded in 2005. Inspired by the complex landscapes of the historic fishing port, Director Sarah Slifer has been bringing compelling, exploratory artists to make and show work in the downtown area. The variety of sites- indoor and outdoor, old and new – have helped to shape the way the public experience the work, and sometimes shape the work itself.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Gloucester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and by the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (seARTS) through the Massachusetts Cultural Council John and Abigail Adams Grant for Cultural Economic Development.