The Nautical Yards
Created by force/collision with Rebollar Dance
Directed by John Moletress
April 26-29, 2012 at 7:00pm (running time: approx. 60 min)
Venue: The Yards Park Canal, 10 Water Street SE, 20003
The Nautical Yards is an original devised, site-specific dance/theatre performance created by force/collision for The Yards Park, Washington, D.C. Inspired by the rich history and architecture of the Washington Navy Yard, The Nautical Yards chronicles the story of two lovers separated by war and the sea. Drawing on documented accounts of the Navy Yard civilian work force, personal war correspondence and letters and the mythology of water, the performance will make references to the myth of Hero and Leander, West African folklore and the dances of German choreographer Pina Bausch, to name a few. The running time of the performances will be approximately one hour over sunset.
The Nautical Yards is made possible through a partnership with The Yards Park and Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District, as well as by a generous grant from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Creative Team includes Director John Moletress, Composer Daniel Paul Lawson, Choreographer Erica Rebollar/Rebollar Dance, Dance Captain/Assistant Choreographer Ilana Faye Silverstein and Costume Designer Collin Ranney.
Cast for The Nautical Yards:
PERFORMANCES: Thursday, 4/26/2012 – 7:00pm; Friday, 4/27 – 7:00pm; Saturday, 4/28 – 7:00pm; Sunday, 4/29 – 7:00pm. The running time is approx. 60 minutes.
TICKETS: $30 Premium Seating (Seated); FREE General Admission (Lawn- Standing – May bring cushion or blanket). Click here for tickets
DIRECTIONS: 10 Water Street SE, Washington, DC. The Yards Park is accessible by public transportation – 3 blocks south of the Navy Yard metro station (Green Line) or by bus. There are several pay parking lots located at The Yards Park as well as street parking.
*In the event of inclement weather, please check force-collision.org for updates on changes to performance schedule.