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"Clear-cut" performed at UF Swampfest Dance Festival
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Clear-cut: Informed by scientists at the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Xavier Cortada is working with choreographers Whitney Wilson and Tiffany Rhynard to develop a performative piece about logging, consumerism and conservation. The three dancers on stage end the performance by providing each audience member with a tree sapling and invite them to continue the dance at home by planting it in their yard.

7/31/2014 to 8/3/2014
When: 7/31/2014
Where: University of Florida
G-6 Studio
Nadine M. McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion
Gainesville, Florida  32611
United States
Presenter: Swampfest Dance Festival
Contact: Tiffany Rhynard and Whitney Wilson
(843) 830-4141

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1clear–cut

 adjective \ˈklir-ˈkət\

 

: very obvious and sharp : free from doubt or uncertainty : very definite

2clear–cut

 noun \-ˌkət\

 

: an area of land in which all the trees have been cut down

Please visit: http://cortada.com/2014/clearcut

Clear-cut

Part I: On our stage | Part 2: In your garden

Informed by scientists at the University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation, visual artist Xavier Cortada collaborated with choreographers Whitney Wilson and Tiffany Rhynard to develop a performative piece about logging, consumerism and conservation. 


Clear-cut, comprised of two parts, begins on stage where dancers invite the audience to conclude the dance by planting a sapling at home.

The work generates awareness about the choices we make as individuals and as society when we choose to produce and consume our resources.  It also engages the audience in the problem-solving.
 
The collaborative process that generated the work also served as a beautiful reflection of a positive method to come together as people and use our resources efficiently as many people have provided their skills, time, and resources to help build this piece, including choreographers, video designers, costume designers, scene designers, musicians, visual artists, scientists, forest specialists, and administrators.  

Clear-cut is being premiered at the Swampfest Dance Festival at the University of Florida on July 31st.


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Clear-cut Performances during Swamp Dance Fest
July 31-August 3, 2014
7:30 p.m. July 31-August 2; 2 p.m. August 3
G-6 Studio, Nadine M. McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion
$13 for UF students, UF faculty/staff and senior citizens; $17 for the general public
Ticket sales: University Box Office located at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center, by calling 352-392-1653 or at ticketmaster.com
 

 



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  • Guest Artist: Xavier Cortada

    Miami artist Xavier Cortada is this year’s University of Florida (UF) Creative B public artist.  Cortada has created art installations at the North Pole and South Pole to address environmental concerns at every point in between. He has been commissioned to create art for the White House, the World Bank, Miami City Hall, Miami-Dade County Hall, Florida Botanical Gardens, the Miami Art Museum, Museum of Florida History, Miami Science Museum and the Frost Art Museum. Cortada has also developed numerous collaborative art projects globally, including peace murals in Cyprus and Northern Ireland, child welfare murals in Bolivia and Panama, AIDS murals in Switzerland and South Africa, and eco-art projects in Holland, Hawaii and Latvia.

  • ABOUT CREATIVE B

    Introduced in 2010 by the Office of the Provost, Creative B is designed to delight, educate and entertain with a wide variety of live cultural performances and interdisciplinary summer activities. Learn more atcreativeb.aa.ufl.edu. Join the conversation online with #creativeBUF.




 

 



ABOUT CREATIVE B

Introduced in 2010 by the Office of the Provost, Creative B is designed to delight, educate and entertain with a wide variety of live cultural performances and interdisciplinary summer activities. Learn more atcreativeb.aa.ufl.edu. Join the conversation online with #creativeBUF.

ABOUT CREATIVE B

Introduced in 2010 by the Office of the Provost, Creative B is designed to delight, educate and entertain with a wide variety of live cultural performances and interdisciplinary summer activities. Learn more atcreativeb.aa.ufl.edu. Join the conversation online with #creativeBUF.

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