FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shreveport native dancer and a Denver dancer will present a dance inspired by bridging the gap of performance art and visual art at the Marlene Yu Museum in May
SHREVEPORT, La., May 11, 2016 – The Marlene Yu Museum presents a dance performance titled “Sabra” at 710 Travis Street, Shreveport, LA 71101, on May 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm. The 45-minute performance will be followed by a reception and meet and greet with the dancers featuring a cash wine bar and complimentary refreshments. This is a free event with a suggested $10 donation to benefit the Marlene Yu Museum and the dancers.
Bailey Harper has created a site-specific performance, exclusively for the Marlene Yu Museum. “Sabra” will fill the museum with curiosity, exuberance, and love. Currently located in Denver, Colorado, Harper grew up in Shreveport, and wanted to return to the place of her roots to produce a show with this level of intimacy. Classically trained dancers, Bailey Harper, in collaboration with Kimberly Chmielewski, say the performance will be a mixture of their roots in ballet and modern, spiced with other influences, creating a truly unique experience for artist and audience member alike.
“Come take a walk with me, better yet, come dance with me. Together, let us explore the beauty of our relationships with one another and to this earth. Let’s dance about love, our family, and our lives. Let’s share this incredible space together,” says Harper of the performance.
About Marlene Yu Museum:
MYM is a 501(c)3 non profit with the mission to preserve, present, document, and interpret the life and art works of Marlene Tseng Yu, a world-showing abstract expressionist painter and pioneer in the environmental arts movement. “Water” is currently showing in the Museum, featuring water- and ice-themed selections from Yu’s collection of over 4,000 paintings across 3 36 series of works. For a more detailed description of the performance and information, please visit www.marleneyumuseum.org.
Public Relations Manager
Marlene Yu Museum