Dance theater meets visual art in BARBARA KILPATRICK’s NEARLY STATIONARY at Hudson Hall | The scene

Dance theater meets visual art in

Related free events include a talk with John Cage author James Pritchett (May 21) and a conversation with collaborators (June 5)

May 7 – June 12, 2022 Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, Hudson, (518) 822-1438, @HudsonHallNY

ALMOST STATIONARY: performance and the fixed object BARBARA KILPATRICK

Opening with the artist: May 7 from 5 to 7 p.m., with a special screening of Pathétique: Miniatures in Detail (2014) choreographed by Vicky Shick.

Conceived and engineered by BARBARA KILPATRICK, Choreography by RASHAUN MITCHELL + SILAS RIENER

Music by John Cage: String Quartet in Four Parts (1950)

Performed by Four Parts Quartet

May 14: Premiere, special gala show

May 21, 22, 28, 29; June 4 at 5 p.m. & 7 p.m.; June 5 at 3 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Tickets: $15 (duration approximately 30 minutes)

HUDSON — Hudson Hall presents Nearly Stationary, a two-part, multi-story exhibition, installation and performance designed by award-winning BESSIE visual artist Barbara Kilpatrick. Open from May 7 to June 12, 2022 and spanning 20 years of sculpture, drawing, photography and collaborations with contemporary dance, the first-floor gallery exhibition leads into a second-floor installation of Kilpatrick’s costumes in the historic 1855 Hudson Hall theater. At the center of the installation is a new dance work created by Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener, who, in a series of fourteen “events” from May 14 to June 5, perform new choreography in the middle and in dialogue with the costumes by Kilpatrick. The musicians will perform John Cage’s Meditative String Quartet in four parts, the third part of which provides the title of the work.

Nearly Stationary: Performance and the Still Object opens with a reception with the artist on May 7 from 5-7 p.m. Nearly Stationary: Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener will premiere at the Hudson Hall Spring Gala on May 14, followed by performances on May 21, 22, 28, 29 at 3 and 5 p.m.; June 4 at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.; June 5 at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at or by phone at (518) 822-1438. For more information about the Spring Gala, email Director of Fund Development Caroline Lee at

Hudson Hall ( is a cultural beacon in the Hudson Valley, offering a vibrant year-round program of music, theater, dance, literature, exhibitions, workshops for youth and adults, as well as family and large-scale programs. large-scale community events such as Winter Walk and the Hudson Jazz Festival.

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