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First Saturday for Families: Group Choreography

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“AUNTSforcamera” Production Week: Open Studios (September 10–14, 2014). Photo: Travis Chamberlain

Join the New Museum and Vanessa Justice—one of the artists featured in the New Museum’s presentation “AUNTSforcamera”—for an interactive family workshop exploring what it’s like to be a choreographer. Inspired by circular movements such as spinning and children’s games, including “Ring Around the Rosie,” guests of all ages will experiment with creating different variations of “group choreography.” The workshop is part of the current R&D Season, organized around the theme of choreography, and will take place in the New Museum Theater.

Vanessa Justice is a choreographer and performer whose work examines how choreography and the body act as multifaceted, layered processes in which different modes of information meet and create a context for interplay. She founded VANESSA JUSTICE DANCE in 2007 as a structure to support ongoing experimentation and performances. Justice’s work has been seen at or supported by New York Live Arts (Studio Series), AUNTSforcamera/New Museum, Movement Research at Judson Church, Joyce SoHo, Danspace Project, the Bogliasco Foundation, Yaddo, SEAD in Austria, San Diego State University, and Wesleyan University, among others. She is part of AUNTS, which is currently in residence at the New Museum as part of “AUNTSforcamera.” Originating in Brooklyn, AUNTS is both a growing community of artists and a choreographic structure for organizing simultaneous performance and art activities in shared space.

New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and twelve years and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free. No preregistration is required. Space is limited, and tickets are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Your entire party must be present; tickets will not be given to partial parties.

The New Museum’s Department of Education and Public Engagement is spearheaded by Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement. “P.O.L.E. (People, Objects, Language, Exchange)” is organized by Burton. “AUNTSforcamera” is organized on behalf of the New Museum by Travis Chamberlain, Associate Curator of Performance and Manager of Public Programs. The Experimental Study Program is organized by Jen Song, Associate Director of Education, and Sasha Wortzel, Educator, G:Class and High School Programs.


Generous support for New Museum First Saturdays for Families is provided by the Keith Haring Foundation School, Teen, and Family Programs Fund.

This program is also made possible, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Additional support provided by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

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