FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 24, 2014
Evidence of a Distance Traveled
Stories of Belonging and the Search for Belonging
Original poetry out-loud
Denver, CO — July 23, 2014: Andrea Moore culminates her residency at PlatteForum and workshops with ArtLab Interns in three nights of performance of Evidence of a Distance Traveled. Poet and performer Andrea Moore uses her travels across the country and around the world as fodder for stories and observations about belonging, connection, love, art, and science. Moore marries the art of performance poetry with the style of an academic lecture, and the result is a dynamic, compelling exploration of topics as diverse as gender roles, sexuality, disability, and physics. At once humorous, critical, and poignant, “Evidence of a Distance Traveled” articulates our yearning to authentically belong… in the world at large, in our communities, and in our own skin.During Andrea’s residency, she created a one-woman performance and installation piece, while working with PlatteForum’s ArtLab Interns to develop their own personal poetry and performance. Each night of performances features both Andrea Moore and ArtLab teens.
PERFORMANCES: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 31, August 1 & 2
Doors open at 6:30 pm; performances begin 7pm
Installation continues through August 28, 2014
LOCATION: 1610 Little Raven Street, Suite 135, Denver, CO 80202
Seating is limited so come early to guarantee a seat.
About the Artist
Andrea Moore is a writer, photographer and performance artist who investigates belonging as it relates to our identity and experiences. How does physical, mental, emotional and social differences impact our experience of belonging? Andrea’s performances explores that question and creates connections within social and cultural differences. Andrea has shared her art nationally and internationally. She was a presenter at TEDxMileHigh Women. Watch now.
Winner of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award, ArtLab is an innovative year-round out-of-school program for underserved high school youth that incorporate the creative arts with academic, personal and professional skill development. ArtLab youth are involved in the creation and presentation of major works, mentored by professional artists, participate in workshops directed by visiting artists, mentor younger at-risk children during Learning Lab workshops held at PlatteForum and participate in service-learning projects.
PlatteForum teams contemporary artists with small groups of young people from underserved urban neighborhoods to plan, produce and exhibit a collaborative body of work. PlatteForum was created to answer the critical need for learning through the arts for young people in Denver without access to such opportunities. In doing so, PlatteForum gives kids a chance to work side by side with master artists who model the outlook and skills required to build a productive and satisfying life. These creative residencies offer exciting opportunities for working artists to create new work and provide a learning-by-doing experience for young people that can open up a new sense of what is possible.
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