ARTPEERS | I ROCK MY OWN 2019 First, a confession: The first thing I paid attention to on Monday morning was on Instagram: a photo of a little girl named Clara, screaming into the camera with glee, sporting a “beauty is found within” t-shirt and her natural, tightly-coiled short hair. Once I could pull my…Details
GUIDE FOR SHARING ONLINE This is a guide for sharing an article by journalist Holly Bechiri about the making of THE GREAT SWIFTNESS – a new film created by Sidecar Studios and ArtPeers. Bechiri’s article (link below) a playable version of the new film, and background info about making it. SHAREABLE LINK: ARTICLE This is…Details
A film about public art in Grand Rapids, Michigan Written by Holly Bechiri In celebration of Festival of the Art’s 50th year, SideCar Studios and ArtPeers set out to explore the impact of Alexander Calder’s La Grande Vitesse, the importance of public art, accessibility and arts festivals, and what we need to continue to have…Details
We’re collaborating with Sidewalk Detroit to debut “Nothing Stupid” online, today! Please re-share from Sidewalk Detroit’s social media (links below) as we invite you to experience this timely work by ArtPeers and LaMarre and Dancers. Website: sidewalkdetroit.com Social Media: sidewalkdetroitDetails
Celebrate your own! I ROCK MY OWN is a community experience exploring the journey of cultural identity through natural hair. PANEL DISCUSSION 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25. Muse GR (727 Leonard NW) Delve into the history, education, and artistry of natural hair GALLERY: I ROCK MY OWN 2019 GALLERY: I ROCK MY OWN (YEAR…Details
I ROCK MY OWN 2019 Natural-hair portraits (created 2/24/19 at DeVos Place) as part of a public art project to expand our understanding of cultural identity in West Michigan. UPDATE 3/5/19: We’re adding new images everyday, as we process the hundreds of portraits created at this year’s I ROCK MY OWN (2/24/19). Some images (below)…Details
I ROCK MY OWN 2019 Portrait Day: when, where, how to park or bus there, and more! Portrait Day F.A.Q.11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at DeVos Place on Sunday, Feb . 24 I ROCK MY OWN: Natural Hair Portraits at DeVos Place (320 Monroe NW) Chase Boardroom (3rd Floor) Sunday, February 24, 2019 11:00 a.m.…Details
What is I ROCK MY OWN? I ROCK MY OWN (IRMO) is a community experience exploring the journey of cultural identity through natural hair. IRMO creates hundreds of images that are powerful and profound, celebrating the embrace of own’s own identity. The images empower community members to see their true beauty, in living color. In…Details
I ROCK MY OWN Promo Partners Welcome! Here you’ll find daily updates with new images to share, from the previous I ROCK MY OWN portrait project. Instructions Download image(s): right-click, ‘Save link as’ Copy/paste the text below the images. Post image(s) w/ caption text on social media. Each day, we’ll refresh the three images you…Details
Celebrate your own! I ROCK MY OWN is a community experience exploring the journey of cultural identity through natural hair. PORTRAITS Sunday, Feb. 24 | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. DeVos Place (300 Monroe NW) Do you rock natural hair? Get a professional portrait! PANEL DISCUSSION 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25. Muse GR (727…Details
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The Detroit-based “Moving24fps” project invited ArtPeers’ Erin Wilson to participate in their 2016 debut: Wilson was paired with Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn, NYC) choreographer Johnnie Cruise Mercer, of The RED Project NYC. The pair were given 24 hours to create and complete an original dance film. Mercer brought Richmond (VA) dancer Shanice Mason; Wilson asked Detroit dancers…Details
The “Building What’s Possible” trailer premiered before a live audience of over 4,000 people at “Movies on Monroe” 8/17/18. Building What’s Possible [TRAILER] from ArtPeers on Vimeo. The trailer represents highlights from both the youth / hip-hop activities July 11, and the music and movement activities July 12. Both night’s activities built on an…Details
Continuing the transformation of what was a neglected urban parking lot, Artpeers—and a host of collaborators—created public art performances of contemporary dance one night and original hip hop the next, capturing them on film. The resulting films will go on to premieres this fall. But first, this August 17, a sneak peek compilation of the…Details
Class Rates & Location $20 drop in (day-of) Save $3 for any single class by pre-registering! $17 Advance General Save $5 per class if you’re a dance educator. $15 Advance Dance Educator Save $7 per class with the DITA Season Pass! $65 Season Pass ($13/class) All classes take place at: Meijer-Royce Center for Dance 341…Details
Click here for more context ArtPeers joined artists from across the Midwest and beyond, converging on Kalamazoo (MI) the weekend of March 10th, for a regional dance festival called RADFest. RADFest judges selected two works by ArtPeers to be featured: mechanical response (co-created by Detroit choreographer Lisa Lamarre) and Pallas Warbler (co-created by NYC choreographer…Details
“Lyrical, dark and frighteningly intimate, mechanical response represents the next of evolution of dance for the camera.” -Ryan Myers-Johnson (Founder and Curator, Detroit Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts) A work of art in the medium of dance-on-film (duration: 10 minutes) mechanical response was created by Erin Wilson, Lisa LaMarre, Joshua Tyron, Seth Thompson, Rachael Ahn Harbert, Raleigh Chadderdon, Miranda Smith, and…Details
ArtPeers partnered with The Rapidian and SideCar Studios to promote the collaborative work of regional, national and international artists at res345, part of the Habitat For Humanity “Rumsey Project,” curated by Amy Wilson.
Currently in post-production. Premieres September 2015. Produced and directed by Erin Thomas Wilson. Movement score by Amy Wilson. Dancers: Hannah Sullivan, Toni Ball, Amy Wilson, Clementine Thompson. Co-edited by Seth Thompson and Erin Thomas Wilson. Music by LeAnn King MacDonald. Photography by Seth Thompson, Michael Cook and Erin Thomas Wilson.
Pull Me Back In post-production, premieres Fall 2015. Experimental short film featuring DITA wsg. Joshua Burge and Rick Chyme. Written, directed edited by Erin Thomas Wilson. Dancers: Hannah Sullivan, Amy Wilson, Hannah Loss, Rachel Finan. Photography by Seth Thompson (DP) and Erin Wilson. Movement score: Amy Wilson. Music: Rick Chyme.Details
Premiere date: Fall 2015. Filmed on a moving 40-foot city bus, in partnership with Rapid Transit, SideCar Studios and Dance in the Annex (DITA). Working title “The Regulars,” directed, produced and edited by Erin Thomas Wilson. Movement score by Amy Wilson. Photography by Joshua Tyron (DP), Seth Thompson and Raleigh Chadderson.
TRIP THE LIGHT 2014 [Trailer] Official trailer created and edited by Erin Thomas Wilson. Photography by DJ Viernes and Erin Thomas Wilson. TRIP THE LIGHT 2014 was an event featuring live music, original choreography and dance-on-film work. Produced by Dance in the Annex (DITA) at Wealthy Theatre (May 2014).Details
Stand Video directed by: Erin Wilson Vocalists: Edye Evans Hyde, Molly Bouwsma Schultz, Serita Crowley, Karisa Sprite (Wilson) Dancers: Amy Wilson, David Strong, Lisa Fogle Sachs Musicians: Evan Hyde (drums); Corey Ruffin (sax); Theo Ndawillie II (keys); Ian Thompson (bass); Jonathan Moss (trumpet). Audio Engineering, Recording: Alex Hamel Photography: Michael Cook, Seth Thompson, Erin Wilson…Details