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Gin Dance Company To Be Featured Performer at Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival

by RestonNow.com — May 4, 2017 at 11:30 am 4 Comments

Locally based Gin Dance Company will perform at the 26th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, celebrating a public art installment at Reston Town Center.

The dancers will perform “Hello! Goodbye!” at 11 a.m. both days of the festival, May 20 and 21, at Mary Ann Mears’ “Reston Rondo” sculpture in Hyatt Park. The performance was created by the company’s artistic director, Shu-Chen Cuff.

From a press release:

“Just as the Mears sculpture shows a clean organic form which brings a feeling of lyricism and whimsy. Shu-Chen Cuff explores through her choreography of ‘Hello! Goodbye!’ to bring a high energy of joy, grace and humor. Shu-Chen will bring in her Gin Dance Company Dancers that will transform the Hyatt Park into a living theatrical experience not to be missed.”

The free festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 21. All interior streets of the Town Center will be reserved for pedestrians only, leaving an 11-block art walk. Boston Properties’ parking fees will be waived during the event, including during a kickoff party Friday.

Photo courtesy Gin Dance Company

  • Mike M

    Sorry, but that art just ain’t. Dance is art. large. Brightly-colored, twisted metal is not. It’s “developer art,” which like developer diplomacy is a self-indulgent hoax, often disrespectful of space.

    The human forms would look better with nearly any other background or none at all.

    Am I wrong? How so?

    Oh! Wait a minute! Parking fees waived? That’s a start!

    • Donald

      That art is on behalf of, and benefited by, none other than Boston Properties! Reston benefited — Not!

      Public Art, for Reston, belongs on Reston PRC land, not the RTC, (where one has to pay for parking.)

      Donald

  • Willie Reston

    Why do we have a sculpture dedicated to a journeyman point guard?

    • WE

      Who you talking, ‘WE’? That’s the elite RTC, it ain’t me babe.

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