Staunton Mall Memorial

Join us for a collective memorial of the Staunton Colonial Mall, where commemoration and composting of culture can go hand in hand. An evening program will include dance and sound performances, sculptural and visual artworks, historical and contemporary video footage, and an open-mic session for sharing your personal mall memories. 

Curated by local art collective, Liminal Lot, to build community networks and support structures for shared emotional experiences, informed citizen consent, and locally-driven ideas for development of shared space. 

Saturday May 18 5-9pm

Live performances at 6pm and 8pm

Open-mic at 6:30pm and 8:30pm

SolArt Center 

6 Byers St

Workshop & Performance Lab

Sunday May 19th 6-9pm

More information and to register:

Performance Lab + Workshop is a brand new series dedicated to nurturing innovative, non-traditional, and experimental performance. Our aim is to provide a supportive space where performers can both refine craft and expand their creative toolbox.

Each session will kick off with a 45-60 minute workshop, followed by 90 minutes of captivating works-in-progress presented by 4-7 performers who have reserved their spot in advance.

The Performance Lab + Workshop warmly welcomes performers working in a diverse range of disciplines including performance art, dance, choreography, sound, experimental music, film, drag, performance poetry, and experimental theater. Don’t miss the chance to showcase your unique talents! Be sure to fill in the form to perform by Monday, May 13th.

Our inaugural workshop will be movement-based and presented by ecosomatic practitioner, Victoria Maria. Join us as we explore: “Preparing the Bodymind using Butoh and Ecosomatics.”

In this short session, I offer a series of movement practices drawn largely from the fields of Butoh dance and ecosomatics. I frame the curated practices as a mode of preparation, in which we cultivate: increased physical capacity, readiness to respond to improvisational stimuli, availability to integrate communications from the nonhuman world, openings in channels of awareness and perception, and a dynamically expanded range of creative embodiment possibilities.

As for participation in the evening, it’s a Sliding Scale evening, from $10-$30, whether through Venmo or in cash.

The Performance Lab + Workshop wouldn’t be possible without the support of Rachel Austin, Wild Altar Farmstead, Bonner Odell, Steven’s Home Services, and SolArt Center.