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Two Premieres: PRISM and Starry Interpose at Manship Artists Residency

September 26, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The premiere of two dance performance pieces – one virtual and one live — including Prism,  a performance piece for movement, sound, and light with dancers Sarah Slifer Swift and Molly Rose Tupper; music by Steve Lacey and lighting design by Joshua Lentini. Prism was created collaboratively between the performers, creating a composition-as-cosmology full of energy and emptiness, light and dark.

New Media Artist Will Pappenheimer will also present the premiere of Starry Interpose, which references Paul Manship’s sculpture and which Will created with digital motion captures of dancer Sarah Slifer Swift. The work combines Sarah Slifer Swift’s choreography with Will Pappenheimer’s artwork in augmented reality (AR) which can be seen through the cell phones of the public audience. With selected poses of Paul Manship’s figure sculptures enacted in sequence, the choreography explores the in-between transitions, suggesting the flip side of the idealism associated with neoclassical sculpture poses.

For the event the audience is invited to bring their own cell phones and encouraged to download the application Hoverlay in advance of arrival. Once in the area of the Manship property participants can launch the work on their phones through the link: https://hoverlay.io/space/h390.

SPACE IS LIMITED. ADVANCE RESERVATION REQUIRED FOR free TICKETED ENTRY.  The event is sponsored by Applied Materials Foundation and the Local Cultural Councils of Gloucester, Rockport, Hamilton-Wenham and Beverly; programs of and funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


September 26, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Manshship Artists + Studios
(978) 290-8438


Manship Artists Residency + Studios
10 Leverett Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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