A Dance Among the Daffodils: Left at the Fountain, Rite at Spring

A Dance Among the Daffodils: Left at the Fountain, Rite at Spring

Tower Hill Botanical Garden, in association with Ballet Russes Art Iniative Presents: A Dance Among the Daffodils: Left at the Fountain, Rite at Spring, April 23 and 24.

Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion (PDM) takes audiences on a dance journey through Tower Hill’s gardens and grounds, captured in a series of short performances embedded in the environment. Combining set choreography with improvisations in response to the landscape, PDM will create a dance experience along a path through Tower Hill.

Drawing inspiration from the music of Stravinsky, the choreography of Nijinsky, and later Massine for Rite of Spring over 100 years ago, the company will explore the metaphors of spring, of transitions, and a celebration of nature. Music will create an atmosphere as well, ranging from the composers of the Ballets Russes to present-day popular music. The 30-minute performance will cycle twice throughout the grounds, beginning at 1pm, and then again at 1:45pm.

Audiences will follow the dance tour on foot and seating will not be provided. Please note that access to these performances requires traveling down a gravel path that is not ADA accessible. You are welcome to bring a moveable, folding chair if you would like to be able to sit.

Public Displays of Motion, led by career-long artist Peter DiMuro, is known for illuminating the extraordinary in the everyday, evoking a range of emotions from poignancy to humor through the juxtaposition of simple human gesture, space-eating dance and through the interplay of physical relationships. The company is comprised of an intergenerational pool of collaborators who bring with them a diverse array of dance styles. Recent performances/commissions include Gibney Dance/NYC, The Rose Kennedy Greenway, The Dance Complex, with Landmarks Orchestra and Commonwealth Shakespeare at The Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade, and in residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where DiMuro was the inaugural choreographer in residence. 

You will need to purchase a Botanic Garden ticket for entry to the performance. General admission for adults is $18, seniors is $15, children age 4-12 is $8, and children age 0-3 are free. Tickets for the April 23 performance may be found here, and tickets for the April 24 performance may be found here.

Learn more about Public Displays of Motion at http://www.publicdisplaysofmotion.com