Expedition to Marine Park
Led by Charles Dennis
Sunday June 8 9am-12pm at Marine Park
Charles Dennis will lead a kayak expedition to explore the recently restored natural habitat around White Island which is located in middle of Gerritsen Inlet in Marine Park, Brooklyn. We will begin our adventure by circumnavigating the island, observing its shoreline. Later we will go ashore at Marine Park and begin a creative and meditative process which will include writing in journals, taking pictures, and eventually performing site-specific movement and text improvisations that will be captured on video. Following the workshop Charles Dennis will produce a short video about the experience, using video recorded from the expedition.
Kayaks will be available for participants to rent or use depending on availability. Particpants can also bring and use their own kayak. Attendance is limited to 10 people, dependent upon kayak availability. To attend this workshop please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate if you are able to provide your own kayak.
Charles Dennis is an interdisciplinary artist, director/producer, video cameraman/editor, teaching artist and proprietor of Charles Dennis Productions, a company that produces & distributes digital media content for artists and business clients. Charles has been an active participant in downtown New York dance and performance for over 40 years. In the 1970’s he performed in many of theater director Robert Wilson’s early works including the original production of “Einstein on the Beach”. Charles co-founded Performance Space 122, one of this country’s most active presenters of new dance and performance in 1979. He created and performed numerous solo and large group community-oriented performances at P.S. 122 and other venues from 1980-2000, receiving numerous fellowships. In 1994 Charles began to document the downtown dance performance scene on video and to direct and produce an ongoing video series, “Alive & Kicking – New Directions in Dance and Performance. From the 1990’s Charles has created a collection of short films that explore the creative possibilities of digital video art. For more information about Charles Dennis visit charlesdennis.net