A one-day arts festival held in a “magical” setting in Orange County; details
As summer slowly draws to a close, there’s still time to find events for the whole family. The Fuller Moon Arts Fest, August 27, celebrates a variety of art forms in a one-day festival. Presented by Wickham Works, Warwick Dance Collective and the Orange County Arts Council, this event is influenced by the magical lakeside setting and backdrop of Fuller Mountain.
Visitors are invited to admire the natural beauty of one of Orange County’s best-kept secrets, meet local artists, enjoy live music and dancing, interact with art installations and much more. Moreover.
If you are interested in dance, Warwick Dance Collective will present a range of performances from Emotions Physical Theatre, Ian Wen and De Novo Dance, Darrah Carr Dance and Linda Mensch, and The Moving Company Modern Dance. Even in the dance world, there is something for everyone. The Physical Theater of Emotions combines theater and dance to tell thought-provoking stories. They seek to ignite viewers’ imaginations and empower future generations to create. De Novo Dance creates pieces inspired by cultural dance forms such as belly dancing and butoh dancing. Darrah Carr Dance is inspired by Irish music, step dance footwork and spatial motifs to create an energetic and rhythmic work accessible to a wide audience.
The Moving Company Modern Dance will premiere “The Unfolding”, choreographed by Linda Mensch with two young dancers, Lidia Baluk and Sofia Mudryk, recently arrived from Ukraine.
“We are two girls who couldn’t imagine our lives without dancing,” they recently said. “We arrived in America from Ukraine in May. We couldn’t find a place to relax our bodies and indulge in music and reveal our possibilities at the But luck smiled on us and we met Linda from the Moving Company Where we can communicate without words, our common language is dance.
If you are intrigued by the visual arts, visit one of the many site-specific interactive art installations curated by Wickham Works. Featured artists for this part of the festival include “Solidarity Installation” by Amanda E Gross, “The Nest” by Nicole Hixon, “Murals in Motion” by Heidi Lanino Bilezikian, “Dandelion” by Maxine Leu, “Kindred Face Installation” by Daniel McQuade, “Synthesizer Petting Zoo II” by Torino Margolis and “Skin Deep: Voices From Beneath the Surface” by Vernon Byron. Customers can also stop at the Maker’s Market to purchase beautifully handcrafted items from local artisans.
If you want to attend live music performances, there are plenty of opportunities for you. Enjoy The Blue House with David Schiff on guitar, Tony Sky on harmonica and Piet Koster on double bass or Rose Stoller with Joseph Mullhaupt and Matt Kopec.
Rose is a New York-based multidisciplinary artist who performs as a jazz vocalist, experimental musician, singer-songwriter, theater artist, and more. Funkrust Brass Band is sure to please with its mix of post-punk, disco, EDM, metal, funk with Balkan brass and second line New Orleans sounds, and filters that through the medium of a band of massive street brass with a punk rock sensibility.
To complete the artistic genres, PEP Productions presents two pieces, “Everything happens for a reason”. . . Right?” a comedy by William J Royce and “Kirby is Missing” by Scott Gibson of the Orange County Short Play Festival. Both plays are directed by Paul Ellis, with technical direction by Brian Koch and stars Sue Mormile and Raymond Ponte.
Festival tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+) and children (6-18), children under 6 are free. Visitors of all ages are sure to enjoy a day full of arts.
If you are going to:
What: The Full Moon Festival
Where: 46 Bowen Road, the former camp of Kutz, Warwick
When: Saturday August 27 (rain date: August 28)
Hours: noon to 11 p.m.
Contact: Melissa Shaw-Smith, Wickham Works; 917-922-0943; ocartscouncil.org/fuller-moon-arts-fest
Melissa Dvozenja-Thomas is Director of Development and Marketing for Arts Mid-Hudson. Art From Here appears bi-weekly on Sundays. Contact her at 845-454-3222 or [email protected]