Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre livens garden

Amanda Selwyn Dance TheatreNew York City-based Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre will present Green Afternoon V, an annual interactive garden installation and performance at the home of architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel in East Hampton, NY, on Saturday, August 5.


The evening begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and several outdoor sitting rooms featuring performance installations, with dancers moving throughout tree houses, on outdoor sculptures, in and around the swimming pool, in the woods, and more.


After the moving installations, at approximately 5:50 p.m., the audience will move to the lawn for a seated performance of Selwyn’s developing work Refuge. This work is inspired by Francesco Clemente’s art installation Encampment. Looking at how we create safe space and find grounding in our lives, the piece traces an internal journey of transformation and enlightenment. Selwyn unfolds this passage with a vocabulary of immediate, athletic, sensuous and raw movement that has come to define her work. The piece includes a progressive series of solos and duets punctuated by group sections that magnify the personal experience into a shared one. 


Selwyn’s creative team for Refuge includes Costume Designer Anna-Alisa Belous, Sound Designer Joel Wilhelmi and Dancers Adam Robert Dickerson, Manon Halley, Torrey McAnena, Alex Cottone and Sarah Starkweather. 


The full world premiere of Refuge will take place at Mark Morris Dance Center from November 2-4, so this garden performance is an exclusive sneak peek.


Green Afternoon V takes place at 230 Old Stone Highway in East Hampton, NY. Tickets are $90 ($150 for Patron Tickets) and can be purchased at


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