The SARUS artist retreat will take place September 20-24, 2017.
Contact Director Breanne Horne for more information if you are interested in performing in Wilmington, NC during this time.
UNCW : Retreat Treats 10am- 4pm There are 4 zones that will be holding free and open to all public exercises in mindfulness and creative therapy in blocked times throughout the beautiful East and North Campus quadrants. These will include Yoga, Meditation, Inversion Practice, Wiggle Therapy, Drum Circles, Humming/Chanting/group singing, Finger Painting, and Mandala creating.
Along the path that connects these 4 zones, installations will be set up. These installations will be various forms of what you the artist can perceive in the spaces provided. Visual artists, Musicians, Performance artists, Dancers, and Poets are all invited to submit applications for these installation pieces. This will be outdoors, and will ideally repeat throughout the day so you can experiment and play with the space and community around you.
#SARUScrane: compete to win gift certificates to your favorite local spots! The top 3 people to turn in the most pictures of our Creative Cranes wins. These cranes will be living in local participating businesses, and at each of the performance and workshop sites!
Riverfront Businesses and Parks: Retreat Treats 10am-4pm Spread among the businesses and daily bustle, we will be hosting free and open to all public sessions in mindfulness of community through Yoga, Meditation, Inversion Practice, Wiggle Therapy, Drum Circles, Humming/ Chanting/ Singing, Finger Painting, and Mandala making.
Throughout the historic Riverfront area installations will be occurring. These will be any form of art that is relevant to the spaces provided and moves you to speak to/among the public. Be mindful of the public, we are not here to interrupt businesses, or stall traffic. We are presenting an installation, so be prepared and welcome for repetition and variation to happen. We have permission to be along the boardwalk, and in any of the alleyways that are not occupied, and in the mini parks like Bijou Park. Riverfront Park is currently only reserved for our culminating Saturday night line up. Submit those great ideas now! These are also outdoor spots until otherwise noted.
#SARUScrane: Compete to win gift certificates to your favorite local spots! The top 3 people to turn in the most pictures of our Creative Cranes wins! These cranes will be living in local participating businesses and at each of the workshop and installation sites.
UNCW Retreat Treats 10am-4pm See Thursday for details. If you are interested in applying to perform an installation, you do not have to perform both days, but you are more than welcome to if you would like to see how many variations can come from one space and a changing atmosphere. If you sign up for both days you will receive a handcrafted SARUS notebook, and some special goodies from the SARUS Team!
Riverfront Business and Parks: Retreat Treats 10am-4pm See Thursday for details on these locations. See above for perks on two day performance exploration.
#SARUScrane: Our lovely Creative Cranes will be up throughout the weekend to give you more opportunity to WIN!
Lecture/ Demonstration/ Workshop 1: What is Site-Specific Work (vs Displaced Environment) 12pm-2pm This is a chance to discuss this topic with experts in the field of site specific work, and play with new spaces and allow new processes to effect your imagination. Notebooks welcome but not required.
Lecture/ Demonstration/ Workshop 2: How can Art be used for Social Action? 3pm-4:30 pm This an opportunity to learn from the community of social activism how art can have a powerful voice for the progress of communities and causes. Notebooks are strongly encouraged.
Site Specific Social Action Piece at Riverfront Park 5pm-7pm This piece was inspired by the locally made, and locally historic film, "Wilmington on Fire," and is being presented by the current community that was and still is effected by the actions of a few people. The performance will be followed by a Q and A with the creators of this project.
Dance Together, Heal Together 7pm-9pm A community engagement for everyone, to dance and celebrate our similarities as human beings.
Crane Ceremony Time TBD This annual tradition began with the inception of SARUS Festival and we hope everyone that has participated in this weekend of exploration and returning guests can join us in a special time to share experiences and feel our utmost gratitude for being a part of our growing community of artists.