Saturday, May 06, 2017

Shadow/Casters at the HH

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will partner with local arts organization Transformer to present "Shadow/Casters," an after-hours performance art event on the Hirshhorn's outdoor plaza Saturday, June 10, 7:30-11 p.m. Guests will be invited to explore the museum during special extended hours, enjoy a cash bar and music on the plaza, and take in four site-specific performances that creatively explore abundance, transition and community through contemporary storytelling and ritual.

Coinciding with Transformer's 15th anniversary and the approaching summer solstice, "Shadow/Casters" features one-night-only performances by Washington-based artists Jason Barnes (Pussy Noir), Alexandra 'Rex' Delafkaran, Kunj Patel and Hoesy Corona.

"Shadow/Casters" will take audiences on a visual journey through culture, time, and space with a variety of immersive performance styles, including dance and drumming. The evening culminates as the moon emerges, with a three-story tall performance that transforms the Hirshhorn's iconic round building into a physical shadow theater and creates a spectacular display of light and shadow, designed to be experienced by the crowds gathered below.  

Tickets are $18, and will be available online May 9. "Shadow/Casters" is presented in conjunction with D.C.'s annual Capital Pride festival, held June 8-11, and in partnership with Smithsonian GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Employees).