PARK @ Fresh Kills

PARK @ Fresh Kills

“PARK is about worlds we create and worlds that disappear.”

choreographyKATHY WESTWATER, poetryJENNIFER SCAPPETTONE, visual designSEUNG JAE LEE

performanceMAGGIE BENNETT, REBECCA BROOKS, REBECCA DAVIS, URSULA EAGLY, MELISSA GUERRERO, BELINDA HE, KAZU NAKAMURA, JEREMY PHEIFFER & ENRICO WEY

PARK explores how nature consumes itself to regenerate – and how humans construct and consume it through the creation of parks. This site-specific performance/installation is the culmination of a rarely-awarded artist residency at the site of Freshkills Park, a 2,200 acre emergent park being developed by the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation over the next  30 years. The park’s site is the Fresh Kills Landfill, formerly the world’s largest landfill which was operated by the NYC Department of Sanitation for 50 years and closed in 2001.

A short bus tour of the Freshkills Park site, with explanation of the site’s engineering, infrastructure, and ecology, precedes this performance.

JUNE 26, 2010

All attendees must board the tour bus at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island at 9:30am. Attendees coming from Manhattan must take the 9am ferry from Manhattan in order to make this bus.

Buses will provide transportation from the ferry terminal on Staten Island to the park site and return attendees to the ferry terminal by 1pm.

Space is limited. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. For reservations, please email doug.elliot@parks.nyc.gov or call 212/788-8277

FREE

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