Still Life Dances
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Photo by Robbie Sweeny
Piazzoni Murals Room
Still Life Dances is a movement project created by choreographers Lauren Simpson and Jenny Stulberg. Taking inspiration and compositional direction from still life paintings in the deYoung’s collection, the choreographers create a series of dances based on the following famous works. The dance Still Life No. 1 is based on Raphaelle Peale’s Blackberries, Still Life No. 2 is based on William Harnett’s After the Hunt, and Still Life No. 3 is based on David Ligare’s Still Life with Grape Juice and Sandwiches. At Friday Nights at the deYoung, you will see excerpts of Still Life No.s 1 and 2 in various galleries on the first floor while viweing the original paintings on which these dances were based upon in Gallery 25.
Lauren Simpson and Jenny Stulberg are local choreographers, performers, and dance educators. Together, they have presented work at ODC Theater, University of San Francisco, Lines Ballet, and the Joe Goode Annex. Simpson and Stulberg are in a choreographic residency with San Francisco-based dance company, FACT/SF. Lauren teaches at the University of San Francisco and ODC; she received an MFA from the University of Colorado and EdM from Harvard University. Jenny teaches at Santa Rosa College and received her MFA from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.
6:30-6:45 pm – Gallery 15
7:15-7:30 pm – Piazzoni Murals Room
8:00-8:15 pm – Gallery 16
8:30-8:45 pm – Wilsey Court
Programming and general admission to the permanent collection galleries are free of charge during Friday Nights at the de Young. A discounted $15 ticket is required to visit the special exhibition galleries.
Contact InformationMitzi Mathews
Support for Friday Nights at the de Young is provided by Hanson Bridgett, the Koret Foundation, and the Wells Fargo Foundation. During Friday Nights, funding from The Hearst Foundations makes possible free general admission to the permanent collection galleries. The media sponsor is the San Francisco Chronicle.