The Sculpture Forest Reimagined


Published July 31 2018

For two evenings the Sculpture Forest will come alive with performance music and magic.

Dance Happens Here Haliburton (DH3) in collaboration with the Haliburton Sculpture Forest invites the community to enjoy a unique experience called The Sculpture Forest Re-imagined on the evening of Monday Aug. 6 and Tuesday Aug. 7 – 6 to 7 p.m.

The audience will assemble in the field in Glebe Park and at 6 p.m. will proceed into the Sculpture Forest to experience performances and artistic responses to the sculptures their stories and their environs. It is a unique wear-comfortable-shoes walk-about experience featuring acclaimed contemporary dance company Throwdown Collective; cellist Bethany Houghton; jazz guitarist Nick Russell; storytelling psychedelic blues/rock trio Dark is our Danger; Heritage Ballet dancers; and more.

The event is pay-what-you-can for all ages. The public is invited to come early and enjoy a picnic before the event (bring your own blankets lemonade provided!).

“It’s a different way of experiencing the Sculpture Forest” said Sculpture Forest curator and DH3 committee member Jim Blake. “It is fun thought-provoking and eye-opening to see how these incredible performing artists respond to interpret animate and amplify the Sculpture Forest.

Throwdown Collective are well known to Haliburton through their performances in Dusk Dances Haliburton over the years. This year they have returned to the community as artists in residence in the Sculpture Forest. We posed the question: “What would happen if the Sculpture Forest came alive with movement and music?” Throwdown Collective are working with local artists to explore that question and to co-create The Sculpture Forest Re-imagined.

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