A new collaborative dance work by director Ashley Horn and dancers Daniel Adame, Shanon Adams, Jacquelyne Boe, Taylor Martin, Mollie Miller, Alex Soares, Prudence Sun, and Tina Shariffskul.
October 3, 2015
2 PM and 7 PM
The Orange Show Monument
In 1956, local postman Jeff McKissack began collecting common building materials and found objects, transforming them into a quirky labyrinth of color and texture that is known today as the Orange Show Monument. Wishing Well is inspired by McKissack and other artists who spend their lives passionately creating public pieces that makes the world a more beautiful, interesting, and hopeful place. The legacy left by these artists is an offering of love and kindness to future generations. Even in the darkness of the artist’s death, works like the Orange Show Monument cast an enduring light and preserve the spirit of the artist. Wishing Well celebrates this mortality-surpassing exuberance.
Wishing Well begins with a live dance performance in Smither Park, a park-in-progress adjacent to the Orange Show dedicated to long time Orange Show supporter and board member John Smither. The park currently houses a collaborative community-built mural wall and other unique architectural features. The dancers lead the performance into the Orange Show Monument and wind their ways through the paths and halls until reaching the main stage.
Wishing Well is a collaborative creation of director Ashley Horn Nott and dancers Daniel Adame, Shanon Adams, Jacquelyne Boe, Taylor Martin, Mollie Miller, Alex Soares, Prudence Sun, and Tina Shariffskul.
Wishing Well takes place October 3, 2015 at the Orange Show Monument, 2402, and Smither Park at 2 PM and 7 PM. Tickets are pay-what-you-can with a suggested price of $12.
This project is funded by a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
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