The evening will be under the direction of Sharona Rubinstein of Performance Art Network, a collaborative of dancers, musicians, choreographers, and visual artists.
“I like to bring people together,” Rubinstein says. For this year’s performance, the third, there will be student dancers for the first time. A Community Activist Fair will be held in the Levy Gallery. Violinist Heather Trussell will perform Bach’s Partita Prelude for a piece directed by Rubinstein. And Rubinstein will take the stage as well for a cameo with the Roudnev Dance Company.
The last number will be performed by the Hybrid Performance Group and will involve drumming. For the finale, Rubinstein hopes to see everyone onstage — not just the performers but audience members as well.
When asked if having that many performers under one roof might bring about an unpleasant Black Swan situation. Rubinstein notes she hasn’t seen the film but says she’s witnessed only a communal spirit. “It’s everybody onstage,” she says. “It goes beyond our individual selves.”