Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming 2019 Interactive Arts Workshop.
The two-day Interactive Arts Workshop will be held April 27-28 and will bring together artists across several disciplines — riding, dance and music.
This highly anticipated educational event will give artists from these many disciplines a unique opportunity to explore the various ways that they can merge their talents to create new art.
And those who attend the workshop will have a rare opportunity to view the creative process in work and share in the experience of watching a blended art form come to life.
The Saturday of the workshop will be hosted by Windhorse International in Bethlehem Conn. and will feature French Paralympian and former movie stunt rider Bernard Sachsé and Bettina Drummond, a leading American trainer in the French classical system. Drummond and Sachsé will open the workshop with a discussion on what, and how, riders must prepare their minds, seat and emotions for exchanges with artists from the non-equestrian world, particularly musicians and dancers. From there, the workshop will move through two days of interaction between equestrian artists and those from the worlds of music and dance.
Throughout the first day, Drummond and Sachsé will work with APAHA riders who are not experienced in riding to music to educate them on how to prepare for and then perform an artistic collaboration as they work to interpret a musical piece with their horses. There will be breaks throughout the day to allow for auditors to ask questions and participant in discussions with artists and riders.
The Sunday of the workshop will be hosted by Rivendell Dressage in Millbrook, New York. This second day will feature special performances that combine the art of riding, music and dance. These special performances will merge the riding art of Drummond and Allison Kavey with that of musicians from ETHEL and dancers from The Equus Project.
ETHEL is a New York City-based quartet known for its groundbreaking performances, engaging touring programs, innovative collaborations, mind-bending multi-media productions, imaginative compositions, bold commissions, and inspired recordings. The Equus Project is led by JoAnna Mendl Shaw, an internationally-recognized dance educator whose Equus Projects has become famous for its interactive performances of horses and dancers.
Included on the Sunday of the workshop will be performances by APAHA riders who will present their artistic creations to a panel of judges that will include Drummond, Sachsé, Mendl Shaw, Dorothy Lawson of ETHEL and choreographer and dancer Elizabeth Streb, founder of the famous Brooklyn-based STREB.
Don’t miss this unique event. Purchase your tickets below. Attend both days and get a discount.