Wolf Trap Immerses Dancers in National Parks of South Florida for Internationally Acclaimed Multimedia Performance Series, Face of America

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Join Us at Stops Along the Way for Special Behind-the-Scenes Access into the Making of Wolf Trap’s Face of America: Spirit of South Florida -Limited space and availability, reservations required-

Take an artistic journey into South Florida’s National Parks like never before with the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and David Parson’s dance company. Original dances will be performed and filmed onsite at Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park, Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park to showcase the unique landscapes and history of these parks.

Please join us for a glimpse into the making of Wolf Trap’s Face of America: Spirit of South Florida. Gain access to the people behind the project, and experience elements of the unique dance in the parks, that will be featured in Wolf Trap’s artistic adventure series world premiere* on September 8, 2012.

Media /Photo Opportunities:

  •     Tuesday November 1, 2011, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Big Cypress National Preserve, Kirby Storter Boardwalk
Directions: Eight miles east of the Oasis Visitor Center at 33100 Tamiami Trail East; Ochopee, FL 34141. The Boardwalk is clearly labeled from the Tamiami Trail.

  •     Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Biscayne National Park, Porgy Key
9700 SW 328 Street
Homestead, FL 33033
Boat will depart sharply at 2:00 p.m.

  •     Friday, November 4, 2011, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Everglades National Park, Flamingo Bay Visitors Center
40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034
Directions: Flamingo Bay Visitor’s Center is 38 miles south of the Park entrance.
Boat will depart sharply at 2:00 p.m. and travel to South River Joe Chickee.

  •     Saturday, November 5, 2011, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Everglades National Park, Pa-hay-oke Overlook
40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034
Directions: Turn off 9336 and follow signs to Pa-hay-oke Overlook.

  •     Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 3 p.m.

Dry Tortugas National Park
Join the crew for this special opportunity to take the Yankee Freedom to this exotic island
    A fee for transportation to the island will be required to attend this shoot.

*Face of America: Spirit of South Florida World Premiere:
Wolf Trap has commissioned choreographer David Parsons to create an original dance for Face of America: Spirit of South Florida. Parsons and his company will be in the parks filming this week, for the premiere performance at Wolf Trap next summer. In an evening-length work, Wolf Trap will capture the essence of four National Parks through a series of connected vignettes, highlighting the natural and cultural heritage of this geographically and environmentally unique area. Mr. Parsons’ dance will integrate the video artistry of Emmy award-winning Blue Land Media, the music of Miami’s GRAMMY-nominated Tiempo Libre and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird, and the images of photographer Clyde Butcher, to create a multi-disciplinary celebration of the South Florida national parks. Face of America: Spirit of South Florida will premiere at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts on September 8, 2012.

Face of America Background
Wolf Trap’s signature performance series, Face of America uses the rich language of the performing arts to celebrate the diverse people, histories, and landscapes that exist in fellow National Parks across the country.
Launched in 2000, the Face of America series commissions and presents artistic work in evocative settings—original performances set in our national parks that are recorded in high definition video, played on enormous screens at the 7,000-seat Filene Center, and integrated with live performances of dance, music, and storytelling. These are outdoor, multimedia experiences as only Wolf Trap can present. A 90-minute PBS Great Performances special, titled “Dance in America, Wolf Trap’s Face of America™” showcases the series, and is available online at http://video.pbs.org/video/1099370504

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