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RHINEBECK HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS PRESENT "CONTEMPORARY HAPPENING," A PERFORMANCE ON DECEMBER 19

Emily Darrow
845-758-7512
darrow@bard.edu
12-09-2002

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—On Thursday, December 19, Bard College is sponsoring a site-specific performance, "Contemporary Happening," presented by Rhinebeck High School students. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of Rhinebeck High School on North Park Road.

The 30 Rhinebeck High School seniors who are participating in "Contemporary Happening" are art students. They have worked with architects, choreographers, Bard dancers, a videographer, and an ergonomist in residence to design and implement the site-specific installation for the high school lobby. They have collaborated in brainstorming, conceptualizing, and fabricating an environment that invites the audience to perceive their everyday surroundings with new eyes and interact with awakened senses. This project coincides with the evening of the high school's music concert. Program choreographers in residence Jill Ann Schwartz and Sondra Loring conceived this project.

Funded by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), this "Contemporary Happening" is part of a multiyear architecture project sponsored by Bard and NYFA involving students from the Rhinebeck and Red Hook schools. The students, through a variety of projects, explore the work of Frank Gehry and his landmark design for the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, which is currently under construction at Bard.

For further information about "Contemporary Happening" or the Arts in Education Program, call Ann Gabler at 845-758-7434 or e-mail gabler@bard.edu.

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(12.9.02)

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This event was last updated on 12-09-2002