GUSTO Dance is thrilled to again perform at the stunning treasure of Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in a two-part series of dance pieces, on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, July 27. The first performance, on the Summer Solstice, takes place during the cool Old Lyme Make Music Day 2019! "’GRATITUDE' and 'RADIANCE’ are two, site-specific pieces in the new series, “Solstice Dances,” which GUSTO Dance is psyched to continue with future solstices,” said Chloe Carlson, Artistic Director of Gusto Dance adding, “Pagan motifs associated with the feast day of summer solstice inspire the work, e.g. gratitude to the sun, appreciation of nature, light, fire, sunflowers, oak trees, deer, and celebration. And the abundant beauty of the Sculpture Grounds continues to provide endless fuel for our dancing!” Make Music Day is a free celebration which takes place in Old Lyme as well as around the world. 'GRATITUDE: SOLSTICE DANCES” is a dynamic homage to the pagan tradition of dancing gratefully to the sun for providing light for crops, as well as to the magic of the Sculpture Grounds and this community music festival. Celtic and other pagan motifs, like fire, light, the ‘turning of the wheel’ (seasons), reds and golds, and jubilation spark GUSTO’s dancing. Come celebrate the Summer Solstice with dancers Chloe Carlson, Paula Fagan, Sara Gregory, Barbara Murray-Lane, Meghan Bowden Peterson, and Christine Poland.
For more information on the time and lineup for GRATITUDE, please visit FMI on https://www.oldlymeartsdistrict.com/make-music-day after June 10. FREE and all are WELCOME. Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds is located at 80 Lyme Street in Old Lyme. FREE and all are WELCOME.