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Community Day at Watermill Center

Tue, 07/13/2021 - 14:37
Workshops, performances, and a scavenger hunt will be part of the festivities at the Watermill Center on Saturday.
Maria Baranova Suzuki

The Watermill Center’s Community Day, which offers an opportunity to experience an afternoon of workshops, performances, and a scavenger hunt on the center’s 10-acre site, will take place on Saturday from 3 to 6.     

“This summer is unlike any other at the center,” said Andrea Cote, the center’s public programs manager. “Historically, we’ve been closed during the summer to host our international summer program, but this year we are opening up with more activity than ever before. It's exciting to be able to offer the community more chances to engage with the center and our artists in new and creative ways.”     

One highlight of the afternoon will be an open rehearsal of Catherine Galasso’s “Get Dancing,” which features work by the late choreographer Andy de Groat as well as new compositions by Ms. Galasso. The piece will be performed by Doug LeCours, Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal, and Meg Weeks, as well as members of the East End community who responded to an open call. “Get Dancing” will have its premiere at Guild Hall on July 29.     

An interactive installation by Laurie Lambrecht, a fiber artist and photographer who lives in Bridgehampton, will afford visitors an opportunity to add to an ever-growing outdoor artwork. Ms. Lambrecht has worked with Robert Wilson, the center’s founder, intermittently since 1993.     

Jerome Liggon, a musician, educator, and healer from Westhampton, will conduct workshops in African hand-drumming, and the Wide Awakes, an open-source network of people who reimagine the future through creative collaboration, will make a presentation.     

Art Quest, a self-guided tour and scavenger hunt of the center’s outdoor art collection, and a special presentation by Mr. Wilson will round out the day’s events.     

Tickets start at $15 and are available through the center’s website. Early reservations have been encouraged, as space is limited.

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