Eleni Zaharopoulos, a 2019 New Work Grantee, Presents “Can we get to know each other?”
A participatory performance work and installation
October 12th - 13th, 12pm-6pm Francis Lewis Park 3rd Ave, Whitestone, NY
October 19th, 12pm-4pm Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY
October 20th & 26th, 12pm-6pm Powell’s Cove Park 130th St, Whitestone, NY
Can we get to know each other? is a new participatory performance work and installation by Queens-based artist Eleni Theodora Zaharopoulos. Consisting of a sprung floor, dance mirror, and ballet barre, it is a small, fully-functional dance studio intentionally placed in a public setting to offer opportunities of exchange between people through dance. Inspiration for the project came from the artist’s interests in stranger interactions, concepts of the private and public self, and a desire to use shared public space as a setting for heightened and unexpected human experiences. Approaches to public engagement will include soliciting dance moves, requesting favorite dance tracks, re-enacting special occasion dances, and various forms of impromptu dance instruction.