NEW BRITAIN – The Judy Dworin Performance Project spent months preparing for its newest dance theater performance project, “ColorFields,” inspired by the late work of abstract expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler, which they will be performing this Thursday.
What began as an invitation to be part of a workshop panel has blossomed into a unique partnership between an art museum and a dance company to translate the work of a pioneering woman painter into three-dimensional movement. Despite the pandemic, New Britain Museum of American Art, Judy Dworin Performance Project and in cooperation with the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation are bringing Frankenthaler’s paintings to life through dance. JDPP used Zoom to share dance explorations, ideas and rehearse until they were able to rehearse in person at the facility.
Now everything has come together and the show is set for its performance date.
Outside of NBMAA, at the edge of Walnut Hill Park, guests will have an opportunity to catch the 10:30 a.m. performance or the 6:30 p.m. performance. The rain date for the show will be Thursday, May 20.
Tickets are $25 for NBMAA members and $30 for non-members.
The show will be recorded and the video presentation will be available online on Thursday, May 27 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include on-demand access after the premiere (give.judydworin.org/colorfieldsoutdoorsfilm).
JDPP hopes to produce a documentary film about the entire project for broadcast and/or distribution in the future.