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Thu, Apr 20



COMMON GROUND: Soles of Duende @ Downtown Brooklyn

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Time & Location

Apr 20, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Brooklyn, 85 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA

About the event

Soles of Duende, the all-female, multicultural trio, present a spirited collaboration across disciplines and the celebration of Tap, Flamenco and Kathak dance.

COMMON GROUND by Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong (with lighting design and programming by Xena Petkanas and Christoph Gisel, Arup) is a community pavilion and a site-specific, interactive public artwork on The Plaza at 300 Ashland comprised of a colorful seating landscape and floor motifs that dance across the plaza. Drawing inspiration from the geometry of shrines and sacred spaces and referencing the terraces of the site, this architectural intervention transforms the plaza into an oasis for sitting, socializing, and gathering by day and by night. COMMON GROUND creates a bold, joyous addition to the plaza, and offers a playful topography to embrace the here and now. As a community hub, COMMON GROUND aspires to cultivate togetherness and resilience, while encouraging moments of pause, reflection, and play. Learn more about COMMON GROUND.

COMMON GROUND 2023 Lighting and controls provided by: Nanometer and Electric Light Agencies Plywood, wood stud structure, paint, hardware, LEDs, sensors, controller, vinyl floor motifs.

DBP has curated a programming series to complement the experience of COMMON GROUND. We welcome everyone to join us at the following performances:

• Saturday, April 22, time tbd Rain Date Saturday, April 29, time tbd

Pratt Institute’s Fashion department closes the installation with JUNIOR THESIS – a fashion performance based on selected works from year-end collections

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