Aerial dance troupe Bandaloop returning to Everson Museum for free Artsweek performances
The Everson Museum of Art has released free tickets for several live performances by the vertical dance troupe BANDALOOP. BANDALOOP’s engagement is among many free activities planned by the Everson for ArtsWeek, and concludes the 50th anniversary celebration of its I.M. Pei-designed building. Notably, BANDALOOP kicked off the year-long celebration with an outdoor performance at the Museum’s Gala.
A pioneer in vertical performance, BANDALOOP celebrates the human spirit, nature and communities through dance that uses climbing technology to expand and challenge what is possible. The Oakland-based group will premiere a newly-created dance work in three acts commissioned by the Everson Museum for performances on the walls of its acclaimed I.M. Pei-designed building on July 26 and 27. The company has performed for millions of people in over 22 countries.
BANDALOOP wowed guests at the Everson Museum’s 50th Anniversary Gala in September 2018 with solo, duet, and quartet performances on the Museum’s cantilevered exterior walls. Since then, the company has been developing new vertical dance compositions for both the interior and exterior walls and spaces of the Everson, including the Museum’s iconic spiral staircase.
“Designed by the late modern master I.M. Pei, the Everson building has always been considered a work of art for art. By commissioning BANDALOOP to create new work to be performed on and in the building, the Everson is taking that idea to a new level, giving our audiences an opportunity to see and appreciate this architectural masterpiece in new ways while also experiencing the integration of different art forms. Art, dance, and architecture–it’s going to be magical, and I can’t think of a better way to wrap up the Museum’s 50th anniversary.”
BANDALOOP Performance Schedule and Ticket Information:
The performance will take place both in and outside the building. Tickets are available first come first served. Limit of 6 tickets per person. BANDALOOP tickets can also be reserved by calling the Museum at 315-474-6064.
Everson Members’ Preview: Friday, July 26 from 6 p.m. Everson Museum Members have special access to a preview performance on Friday. Click to reserve tickets. To become a member, visit https://everson.org/join
Museum admission is free on July 27 and the Everson will host free art-making activities from noon to 3 p.m. Family Days are funded in part through the generosity of PathFinder Bank and the Judith E. Meighan Art Education Fund.
Additional ArtsWeek at the Everson activities include July 25 M&T Bank Film Under the Stars screening of “Crazy Rich Asians”, pre-film activities begin at 7:30 p.m. and the film starts at dusk. Enjoy food by Oompa Loompyas and taste authentic Filipino fare with a modern twist. All art-making activities and games on the Everson Community Plaza are free and open to the public. Food Truck Friday continues on July 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The BANDALOOP performance and Everson’s Summer Plaza Series of events is presented by M&T Bank.