GCAA to join PXSTL Celebration on Friday, May 9.

Select GCAA dance students (11 total) led by Chivas Merchant Buckman and Danielle Sampson will perform a new work for the opening of the new PXSTL performance space across from the Pulitzer on May 9th. Chase Doctor, through the Makerspace, under Andrew Goodin's facilitation, is taking the lead on designing technology based costuming that the dancers will wear. These include LED's attached to arm and head bands, special pants, shoes, glow in the dark paint etc. The idea was to combine design thinking (STEAM) with the performing arts to create a new piece that speaks to the role of technology in our everyday lives. The Pulitzer is funding the cost of the costuming. The performance will take place at 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 9. The piece will be performed again, the following night as part of our GALA production. This came about through our partnership with the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, and the idea bubbled up when the directors of the Pulitzer took a tour of GCAA back in the Fall. They fell in love with the Makerspace and had a great conversation with our dance faculty. Thinking out of the box, connecting with the community, uniting the arts with science, technology, and giving our kids a chance to experience this is what GCAA is all about! The concept loosely ties to the current exhibit at the Pulitzer, Art of it's Own Making. The theme of the exhibit ties together science, ecology, art in a powerful thought-provoking way. Here is another link from the Sam Fox School of Design which co-led the PXSTL project with the Pulitzer. It's great that GCAA is mentioned in their article. Dan Rubright, Director of Arts and Community Partnerships