Light, Art, Action!
20th February 2015
Makin’ Steps performance team provided the entertainment for the Gibberd Galleries opening night – Private view of their new exhibition Light, Art, Action! with 2 high energy numbers – an opening number comprising of live singing and dancing and then an especially choreographed piece that has been inspired by one of the sculptures in the town.
An exhibition of art, dance, theatre and student artwork.
• Theatre Design sets and Costume – The Society of British Theatre Designers
• Live Dance Performances – Makin Steps Performing Arts,
• Harlow College Art and Design Students – Gallery wall mural
• Harlow student exhibition organised by the Young Curators
Inspired by local sculpture and music from emerging composers (Alumi from University of Hertfordshire and students from Hertfordshire College of music) dancers, artists and theatre designers join together to transform the Gibberd Gallery into a magical set. This exhibition will be packed with live dance performances inspired by the sculpture collection with commissioned music pieces, plus films of dance in the gallery. The gallery walls have been used as a canvas for Harlow College Art and Design students to create a mural depicting all styles of dance.
Six theatre designers will be showcased each is a member of The Society of British Theatre Designers. The display in the Gibberd Gallery has been adapted from their recent show ‘Make:Believe’ at Nottingham Trent University. This includes working theatre set models, costume, photographs and films of live theatre performances. Each design shown was created for a real theatre in the last four years, two pieces were created for shows at The Royal Opera House in London. The six designers are;
• Bob Crowley
• Simon Daw
• Matt Deely
• Shizuka Hariu
• Kimie Nakano
• Antonella Petraccaro
A programme of events will include live dance performances, life drawing of clothed dancers, theatre set workshop, Dame Laura Knight talk and dance workshops. The Young Curators will also be organising a small schools exhibition along the same theme which will launch our new dedicated childrens gallery.
Thank you to our amazing dancers & singers who performed at the Gibberd Gallery with two fantastic performances which was well received by the audience. Thanks also to Ross Simpson – Record Producer from Woodbury Recording Studios for mixing the awesome live vocals.
As always we are very proud of you all and your professionalism – you did us proud!
Check out our video created especially for the Gibberd Gallery