Cornfield Dance: The Wasp in the Window and Other Dances
New York-based Cornfield Dance returns to Windhover Center for the Performing Arts on August 20 and 21 to present the world premiere of artistic director Ellen Cornfield’s newest work, The Wasp in the Window.
The Wasp in the Window is a meditation on the dark and the light sides of life that coexist with surprising regularity, and was inspired by Cornfield Dance’s Windhover residency in 2021.
The second half of the program features “Squaring into Space,” a dance that incorporates material from two Cornfield Dance repertory pieces: “Small Stages,” a humorous and lively work confined to six-foot square areas of the stage, and the pandemic-inspired “Spaced Out,” performed on and around six folding red chairs. Both works are danced by Alex Berger, Eve Jacobs, Vanessa Knouse, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Ned Sturgis, Joshua Tuason. The music is composed and performed live by composer and long-time Cornfield Dance collaborator Andreas Brade. The performance is followed by a Q&A with the artists.
Tickets are $34 for general and accessible admission and $24 for students, and are available at https://windhover.org/performances/. Performances happen rain or shine under the big tent on Windhover’s outdoors stage. Seating begins at 6:30 and audiences are welcome to bring refreshments. For more information about Windhover Center for the Performing Arts, please visit https://windhover.org/
The Wasp in the Window and Other Dances is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.
About Ellen Cornfield