ArtPile at Fawn Street 2

ArtPile at Fawn St #2

ArtPile #2 an evening of experimental music and dance The performance will be at 2501 Fawn Street, Norfolk, VA Sunday May 5,  2013. Doors open at 6.30pm/performance starts at 7:00pm. Tickets are $5 Suggested donation. For additional inquiries please contact

ArtPile is a group of performance-based artists in Hampton Roads who present original works created in the spirit of collaboration. We are dancers, choreographers, musicians, composers and visual artists committed to fostering a sense of community and visibility for art in Hampton Roads. ArtPile is: Rachel Thorne Germond, Dale Lazar, Ann Mazzocca, Kelly Rossum, Megan Thompson, and Suzanne Wiltgen. Thompson and Germond are faculty in the dance department at Old Dominion University, Mazzocca and Rossum teach dance and music at Christopher Newport University, Wiltgen is a recent transplant from the Minneapolis, MN dance scene, Lazar is a local musician and composer who recently graduated from ODU.  This showcase of experimental dance and music will be ArtPile’s second event presented by ArtPile and selected guest artists.

The program will include an improvisational piece with all the choreographers/dancers and composers/musicians.  Choreographer Rachel Thorne Germond, will present a new solo titled Gone Gone… Never Forever to music by experimental composer Olivier Messaien and Rejoinder, a passionate duet for two women abounding with energy and grace. Inspired by a piece he created with Jen Stone and Megan Thompson in 2011, Dale Lazar will present Rice Circle Revisited. The piece explores ideas of ritual through rhythmic layering of sound and choreographed yet functional tasks. Ann Mazzocca will present a new piece inspired by Ossain, the divinity found in Yoruba-based religions who holds the knowledge of the medicinal and ceremonial purposes of uncultivated plants and herbs, and the centrality of community in ceremony. Working collaboratively with dancers, she mixes and recombines movements to evoke her memories, conflicts, and imagination drawn from experiences within Haitian cultural communities. Composer and trumpetist Kelly Rossum will present an improvised musical performance with percussionist Dale Lazar.