Yaddo Goes Public
New York, New York (October 1, 2012) –Twenty-five visual artists who have spent time at Yaddo will open their Lower Manhattan studios for the October 20th “Yaddo Studio Crawl”, which will be followed by an “Evening of Performance” featuring Joseph Keckler, Aynsley Vandenbroucke, and Christopher Williams.
The crawl will be centered in the Tribeca and SoHo neighborhoods, with participating artists welcoming guests between 2 and 6 p.m. to share their work and answer questions. It is a free, self-guided tour in which visitors plot their own course for the day with the help of an online interactive map. Read more about the participating visual artists here.
That evening, Keckler, Vandenbroucke, and Williams will bring their considerable collective talent to the stage at New York Live Arts for the “Evening of Performance”, a program organized by fellow Yaddodian Kyle deCamp. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the performance will begin at 7 p.m. Reservations are encouraged and may be confirmed online.
Keckler is a performance artist, writer, and singer whose full-length performance pieces and concerts have been presented by The New Museum, SXSW Music, Joe's Pub, La MaMa, Amsterdam's Bellevue Theatre, and many other venues. He received a 2012 NYFA Fellowship in recognition of his interdisciplinary body of work.
Vandenbroucke is a choreographer, movement analyst, and curator. Her work has been performed throughout New York City as well as in San Francisco and Brazil. She and her husband founded and curate Mount Tremper Arts, a center for contemporary performance and visual arts in the Catskill Mountains and this year she received the 2012 “Art & Action” award from Gibney Dance Center recognizing “an extraordinary artist who is also committed to taking action on behalf of the dance field.” Her writing on dance has appeared in the Movement Research Performance Journal, The Performance Club, and The Brooklyn Rail. She currently teaches at Princeton University and will premiere her newest work at The Chocolate Factory in May 2013.
Williams is a dancer, choreographer, and puppeteer who has been devoted to performing and crafting choreographic works since 1999. He received a New York Dance & Performance “Bessie” Award in 2005 for his work Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins and an impromptu Ishmael Houston-Jones "Messie" Award in 2009 for his work The Golden Legend,which was listed among the 10 best dance performances of 2009 by Joan Acocella in The New Yorker.
Previous similar Yaddo events took place in 2009 in DUMBO and at the Galapagos Art Space and in 2010 in the Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick, and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods and at Pierogi.