Cornfield Dance: Free Pop-Up Performance at Rockport’s Millbrook Meadow
This is a FREE community performance! Windhover presents Cornfield Dance at Millbrook Meadow, a site-responsive dance performance in four-acre Millbrook Meadow, a park in downtown Rockport on Beach Street across from Front Beach. Six dancers from New York-based Cornfield Dance will perform material from Spaced Out, a lively and athletic dance incorporating six red folding chairs and exploring social distancing, and Small Stages, a series of dances confined to spaces no larger than a six-foot square. The dances will be performed in different locations throughout the park. Performances are at 3pm and 6pm and are followed by a Q&A with the artists. Rain date August 19th at 3pm only. For more information, please visit https://windhover.org/performances/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choreography: Ellen Cornfield/Cornfield Dance
Dancers: Alex Berger, Eve Jacobs, Vanessa Knouse, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Ned Sturgis, Joshua Tuason
Music: Andreas Brade
About Ellen Cornfield
Ellen Cornfield is a former member of the legendary Merce Cunningham Company and one of the foremost Cunningham dancers of her generation, performing in the original casts of Cunningham’s work from 1974-1982 and teaching at the Cunningham Studio until 2003. She established Cornfield Dance in 1989, bringing her elegant, robust and at times quirky choreography to audiences throughout the world.
She has taught and performed with her company in the U.S., Japan, England, Holland, Germany, France, Poland, and Russia. Her commitment to performance in non-traditional venues stems from her desire to bring the freedom and exhilaration of movement she experienced growing up outdoors to dancers and audiences alike. She has created site-responsive work at Freedom Plaza in Washington DC, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a plaza in Bytom, Poland, on a subway car in Tokyo, and in New York at Cooper Union, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Buskers Fare in downtown Manhattan, Tompkins Square Park, Battery Park, Bryant Park, the 6th Street Garden, and Elizabeth Street Garden.