Here we go 'round the Maypole
By The Art Newspaper. From In The Frame
Published online: 30 April 2010
We gets a lot of invites at TheArt Newspaper offices, but today we received what could be our first ever summons to an actual Maypole dance this weekend (though there are some hazy memories of skipping around holding ribbons as schoolchildren). To celebrate the long awaited arrival of Spring, artists Maria Kozak, Damaris Drummond are hosting a May Day performance tomorrow in New York’s Petrosino Square at the corner of Kenmare and Lafayette. As the invite informs us: “A pagan ode to fertility and the rites of spring, the Maypole dance dates back centuries…Evoking the archetypal myth, the performers will dress in sheer, pagan dresses designed by Carolyne Cass. The ritualistic dance becomes a live sculpture as the performers dance with ribbons, wrapping and unraveling the maypole.” We’re so excited at the prospect of some warm weather this weekend we might just take a turn around the totem ourselves. For details visit http://damarisland.com.
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