CHERRY STREET PIER IS THRILLED TO HOST THE PENNSYLVANIA BALLET’S SPREAD YOUR WINGS, AN ENTHRALLING FREE PUBLIC EXHIBITION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MURAL ARTS PHILADELPHIA, ON DISPLAY MAY 7 THROUGH JUNE 6.
Making dance personal and accessible, Spread Your Wings is a dynamic display of photography, video, an indoor mural, and live performances to inspire creativity and personal engagement with dance and storytelling. Through the visual arts, photography, choreography, and creative writing opportunities Spread Your Wings is about equipping Philadelphians to engage with art-making and movement and become agents of their own creative experience.
Join us opening night for a live performance by the Pennsylvania Ballet II at 7 pm, choreographed by Maria Konrad, and featuring original classical, spoken word, electronic, and jazz music. This magical event will be followed by a matinee performance on Saturday, May 8 at 2 pm.
Plus, marvel at Mural Arts Philadelphia Artist David McShane’s newest mural as part of the exhibition which is inspired by Shawn Theodore’s photography of Pennsylvania Ballet company dancers. Also on display will be large-scale photography of these dancers by Vikki Sloviter, Arian Molina, and Shawn Theodore as well as a video directed by Michael Candelori.
Don’t miss this exciting exhibition from May 7 through June 6 at Cherry Street Pier.
Mural Arts Philadelphia
Cherry Street Pier/Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
Fleisher Art Memorial
Big Picture Alliance
Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus
Funding is provided by Reliance Standard Life Insurance.
Thumbnail image: Spread Wings Mural Design by David McShane