Body Shift is hosting award-winning director, choreographer and media artist Stephan Koplowitz September 15-24 to create a site specific work for people of all abilities. His residency will take place here in Austin culminating in a performance September 23rd and 24th at centrally located Sparky Park!
The Sparky Park project is a creative laboratory and introduction to site specific work which will engage the community of local performers accompanied by live music. Site of a former electric substation, Sparky Park was created through the efforts and vision of the neighborhood. Lovely old trees and a unique art wall make this pocket park something special.
Earlier this summer, Koplowitz completed a residency with AXIS Dance Company in San Francisco where he created Occupy, a site-specific journey through an urban garden. Click here to see more about Occupy.
Koplowitz’ work aims to alter people’s perspectives of place, site, and scale, all infused with a sense of the human condition. His creations of original works for public spaces, both urban and environmental, aim to allow communities to discover and rediscover the knowns and unknowns of their own town square. Since 1984 he has created 88 works and has been awarded 61 commissions. Click here for more information about Stephan and his work.
We will have a public presentation of our eight day research at Sparky Park (3701 Grooms St) on Saturday, September 23rd at 3pm and 5pm as well as Sunday, September 24th at 1:30pm.