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Community Picnic, Open Rehearsals, Workshop, Conversations, Film


Presented by Vermont Performance Lab in association with Marlboro College 
Sponsored by Ryall, Porter, Sheridan Architects
VPL welcomes you into the Lab for this one-day event featuring a festive outdoor picnic, open rehearsals, workshop, and conversations with three 2015 VPL Lab Artists: Wally Cardona, Beth Gill, and Jennifer Monson. This event celebrates Vermont Arts 2015, in celebration of public funding for the arts.
WHEN: Saturday, May 30th, @12:00-1:00pm community picnic, @1:00-3:00pm open studio visits, @3:00-5:00pm iLand workshop with Jennifer Monson
WHERE: on the campus of Marlboro College, 2582 South Road, Marlboro, VT 05344

12-1pm VPL Picnic 
This "farm to table" picnic features local ingredients and includes a delicious sandwich of your choice, raw kale salad with lemon vinagrette, fresh kettle chips, watermelon, and a variety of refreshing beverages. Picnic lunches can be ordered in advance through VPL or you can bring your own - the first 100 patrons receive a complimentary picnic blanket! 

1-3pm Open Rehearsals
VPL invites you into the rehearsal studio to meet and observe the working process of two of the most interesting experimental choreographers working today: Wally Cardona and Beth Gill. 

3-5pm Jennifer Monson iLanding Workshop
Choreographer Jennifer Monson investigates the power of dance, in collaboration with other fields, to illuminate a kinetic understanding of the world. This Workshop will focus a set of practices and principals that facilitate in depth, creative interdisciplinary collaboration with dance, science and environment. Participants will explore iLAND research processes and use their bodies to create new contexts for experiencing place. 

$15/picnic basket - Reserve Your Picnic Basket!
Free/open rehearsals - no reservations required
$15/workshop with Jennifer Monson - Register for the Workshop!


Friday, June 19 - Sunday, June 21 
with CineSLAM Film Festival + Green Mountain Crossroads + VPL
Featuring VPL Lab Artists Carmelita Tropicana Ela Troyano


The Opening Night of CineSLAM Vermont’s only LGBT Film Festival will screen a variety of outrageous + moving short films including Ela Troyano's film featuring performance art icon Carmelita Tropicana in Your Kunst is your Waffen. Intermission includes Pride Cake + Sparkling Cider!
WHEN: Friday, June 19 @ 7pm
WHERE: The Latchis Theater, 50 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
TICKETS + RESERVATIONS: $10. More info + Reserve at CineSLAM

An Italian Picnic and Artist Talk features Carmelita Tropicana, Ela Troyano, John Scagliotti and Sara Coffey for a show and tell on the topic of hybrid form of performance and film. Special film excerpts will screen from a new work in development, Schwanze Beast. This event is sponsored by Pride of the Ocean's Venice, Italy (embarking August 2016) LGBT Film Festival.
WHEN: Saturday June 19 @ 2pm
WHERE: Organ Barn, Tree Frog Farm, Guilford, VT 05301
TICKETS + RESERVATIONS: $12. More info + Reserve at CineSLAM

web CT ET photo by Uzi Parnes 150x156WORKSHOP: Writing & Performing Autobiography
with Carmelita Tropicana + Ela Troyano
Join two veterans of the downtown NY film and performance scene to explore writing, performance and autobiography. Participants will be guided through theater and improvisational exercises that will shape the writing of an informal short performance. 
WHEN: Sunday June 21 @ 10am – 2pm
WHERE: The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
TICKETS + RESERVATIONS: $20 includes workshop, lunch + full weekend CineSLAM Festival pass! Limited to 15. Pre-registration required. More info + Reserve at Green Mountain Crossroads

VPL's participation in Pride Weekend supported in part by the Samara Fund of Vermont.