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The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum | Hollins University


Current Exhibitions

Dance Lab: MFA Dance Thesis Exhibitions
Erynn Schon-Brunner, Puzzling Essence: June 13-23, 2019
Erica Gionfriddo, In the Ether: June 27 - July 7, 2019

Each summer, the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum partners with the Hollins University M.F.A. Dance program to host selected student graduate dance thesis presentations in the Main Gallery, melding live dance, performance, and visual art. Eryn Schon-Brunner is an American choreographer, dancer, and dance educator. Her work employs classical, electronic, jazz, and contemporary pop music with a wide-ranging movement vocabulary. Her exhibition, Puzzling Essence, examines the nature of being by juxtaposing portraits of a single subject in various media: painted portraits, choreography, and kinetic sculpture. Erica Gionfriddo is a dancer, choreographer and somatic researcher experimenting with how and where bodies - and humans - connect. Her exhibition, In the Ether, is a staged rehearsal of possible cyborg realities. Using the performance of identity as a lens to interrogate the ways emergent technologies de-center the body, this interactive exhibit offers participants the opportunity to question the distinction between their actual and virtual selves.

2018 dance lab

Courtesy of Hollins University.


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