SECCA to Present Interstitial: A Dance Performance by Taryn Griggs and Chris Yon
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 10, 2019)—The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) is partnering with dancers Taryn Griggs and Chris Yon to present a unique, one-of-a-kind dance performance entitled Interstitial on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 7 p.m. in SECCA’s Main Gallery. The performance is free with a cash bar (no bar charge for SECCA Members). Donations to the dancers are welcome.
Centered around the duet dance practice of Griggs and Yon, Interstitial falls in the margins between categories, genre, and discipline in performance and occurs in spaces in between other programming. The experience is unique for the audience as they get to see a space in a state that is not normally shown to the public. Each edition of Interstitial is made specifically for each space, reconciling the reverberations of what had just been there with the anticipations of what is to come.
“As we changeover our galleries between exhibitions, we are sometimes left with empty space as we prepare for new, incoming artworks,” said Wendy Earle, Curator of Exhibitions at SECCA. “Griggs’ and Yon’s dance performance will be a great way to bring the gallery space to life in the time between exhibitions.”
Taryn Griggs and Chris Yon create original dances that are deadpan slapstick, understated melodrama, autobiographical science fiction, cubist vaudeville, asymmetrically consonant explorations of magic and virtuosity in everyday movement. They met at the Bessie Schönberg Artist Residency at The Yard in 2002 and have been working together ever since. They were participants in the dance communities of New York City, Minneapolis, and Iowa City, before moving to Winston-Salem. Griggs’ and Yon’s choreographies have been commissioned and presented across the United States, Canada, Ireland, and France.
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) is a creative leader of the arts in the Southeast, a museum boldly giving artists of the region a platform for visibility while connecting local communities with the international world of contemporary art. Located at 750 Marguerite Drive, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. For hours, please visit secca.org. SECCA is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. SECCA receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.
About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susi H. Hamilton, NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development. NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit ncdcr.gov.