Friday, October 14, 2022

The Outlet Dance Project Celebrates 18 Years with Annual Festival at Grounds for Sculpture

The Outlet Dance Project at Grounds for Sculpture 

Dance on Film Festival
an evening of stunning dance films from around the globe
Thursday, October 20, at 7:00pm, Indoors, Rain or Shine
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
TICKETS: $15, Students/Members: $10. Advance purchase also includes admission for Day of Dance on 10/22.

Day of Dance
family-friendly afternoon of truly remarkable live dance performance
Saturday, October 22nd, 1pm-4:30pm, Rain date: October 23
Free with Admission: Adults $20, Senior (65+)/Military/Healthcare $15, Students $10, Members and Children (5 and under) Free. Buy online and save.

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The Outlet Dance Project is pleased to announce its upcoming 2-day festival at Grounds for Sculpture (GFS). Come experience dance and sculpture in a whole new way! Rain date is October 23rd.

The Outlet Dance Project is an annual festival of artists sharing their vision through site-specific dance and film at Grounds for Sculpture. In its 18th year, the festival champions the work of women and people of marginalized genders. The festival celebrates the intersections of visual and moving arts, exploring relationships between sculpture and dance, between place and movement.

The Dance on Film Festival features short films from locations as close as Grounds for Sculpture and as far away as Japan, Hong Kong, and Ireland. These works offer an unforgettable viewing experience while exploring land & longing, earth & fragility, history & memory. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with several of the artists. This year’s films are by Leila Awadallah, Ffion Campbell-Davies, Heidi Duckler, Mary Fitzgerald & Nicole Bradley Browning, Sima Gonsai & karen morgan, Melanie Kloetzel, the Kusanagi Sisters & Yyvonne Meier, Samantha Matsumoto, Erin Carlisle Norton, Dawn Jones Redstone & Annie Tonsiengsom, Ann Robideaux & donia salem harhoor, Charly Santagado & mignolo dance, Peggy Ho & Paul Shepherd, Katrin Spranger, Keeley Stanley-Bohn, Holly Wilder, Hattie Mae Williams & Chris Salazar, and Mary Wycherley.

The Day of Dance is an extraordinary way to encounter the beauty of Grounds for Sculpture. The festival features outdoor performances created in conversation with specific sculptures and landscapes throughout the park. This year's theme is mud baths. While engaging with literal earth, mud, & soil, these site-specific dances reflect on nature & place, sculpture & time, the environment & impact. Durational performances will begin at 1 PM and continue at different locations throughout the day. This is a festival that brings you to multiple spaces at GFS, so as much as possible, please wear comfortable shoes… not only the artists will be moving! 2022 choreographers are Ty Dancing Wolf Ellis, Cachet Ivy, Yamini Kalluri, Maxine Steinman, & Hattie Mae Williams.

Site-specific choreography feature interpretations of the following work: Big Perception Plane (inspired by the Whitney Umbrella) by E. Calder Powel, The Twelve Warriors by Clifford Ward, and Carmelita by Autin Wright.



GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE (GFS), located in Hamilton, New Jersey (midway between Philadelphia and New York), is a 42-acre not-for-profit sculpture park, arboretum, and museum, founded by Seward Johnson. It combines art and beckoning spaces to surprise, inspire, and engage all visitors in the artist’s act of invention. Its collection features over 270 contemporary sculptures by renowned and emerging artists. Exhibitions rotate in six indoor galleries. Offering rich educational programs, a robust schedule of performing arts, and fun family events, it is open year-round, with extended hours in the summer. Shopping and dining options complement every visit. For hours, admission prices, and a calendar of events, visit