Music and art make the world go round this weekend, and so many others, in the Hamptons.
Today, Saturday, April 9, the Southampton Cultural Center is hosting Jody Oberfelder Projects for “The Brain Piece” Innovative Contemporary Dance Workshop and Performance at 3 and 6 p.m., respectively. Check out this video here.
The Brain Piece is a choreographed experience, a union of movement, neuroscience, film and sound, giving audiences an interactive and intuitive opportunity to engage with their minds in motion– Jody Oberfelder Projects allows audiences to shine a light on their own thinking process, inspiring connections within the thinking body–how neurons that wire together fire together. Interesting.
Also at the SCC, Sherry Palencia is hosting Line Dance Workshops on Thursdays in April
The Hampton Ballet Theatre School is staging “Coppelia” this weekend, with shows on Saturday, April 9, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The score is by Leo Delibes and the ballet is choreographed by Sara Jo Strickland. Guest artists include Nicholas Sipes dancing the role of Franz and Adam and Gail Baranello of A&G Dance Company dancing the divertissment, “War.” Rose Kelly an Advanced Professional Student Level 6 at HBTS will be dancing the role of Swanhilda. Costumes designed and hand-sewn by Yuka Silvera and lighting design by Sebastian Paczynski.
Today is the day for The Watermill Center’s inaugural Springtime Family Day, which begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. Springtime Family Day activities include a structured workshop with former Watermill Resident Artist Amy Khoshbin and the first-ever Watermill Scavenger Hunt. For the workshop, participants (including parents) will use costumes and create short scenarios before a green screen. They will be able to see their performances at the same time projected with a choice of backgrounds. Short pieces will be edited post-workshop into a video and made available for viewing on Social Media. The Scavenger Hunt will involve a guided tour of the building and grounds with kids looking for a number of items on a list to identify—for example, certain types of chairs, a sculpture with two heads, a portrait of Robert Wilson, etc. A kid-friendly lunch will be provided.
And tonight at 6 p.m., the Miró Quartet returns to the Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church for another exciting Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival performance. Back for their second season, Miró—with Daniel Ching and William Fedkenheuer on violin, John Largess on viola, and Joshua Gindele on cello–brings their signature vibrant playing style and deeply musical interpretations. This year, they perform a blockbuster program featuring Ginastera’s lively and brightly energetic first string quartet, and two of Beethoven’s iconic quartets – the tautly wound “Serioso” and the thrilling and expansive C major “Razumovsky” quartet, whose final movement is one of Beethoven’s most exciting and beloved. Here’s the lineup:
Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”
Ginastera String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20
Beethoven String Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3, “Razumovsky”