The Zoellner Arts Center and Library and Technology Services are excited to announce a series of upcoming arts programs featuring the international aerial dance company BANDALOOP, performing LOOM: Field. Bringing together a collective of performing artists, climate scientists, regenerative textile artists, a visual technologist, and creative riggers, the piece will turn the exterior of Fairchild-Martindale Library into a giant loom where stories and dances interlace.
Directed by BANDALOOP Artistic Director Melecio Estrella, LOOM:Field (part of the three-part series) deepens and challenges our perspective on the art and industry of textiles and fashion. The result of this multi-layered collaboration is spoken word, vertical dance, fabric manipulation, film segments, and original music. Read more about the Bandaloop residency here.
All programs are free, with no registration necessary. Please join us!
LOOM:Field Performance - Thu., April 13, 2023 | 11AM and 12:30PM, Butz Plaza (outside Fairchild-Martindale Library)
Dancers will take to the exterior of the Fairchild-Martindale Library to perform LOOM:Field for a school show and a public performance.
Middle School Educational Workshops - Thu., April 13, 2023 | 9AM - 1:30PM, Fairchild-Martindale Library, 4th and 6th floors: Over 300 students from local middle schools will take part in workshops inside the library, facilitated by Lehigh Libraries staff, Zoellner Arts Center, and the National Museum of Industrial History.
The Photography of BANDALOOP - Ongoing through June 2023, Fairchild-Martindale Library, 6th Floor, South: This exhibition of over 25 photos from around the world showcases BANDALOOP’s complex choreography and daring use of public spaces.
The performances and community programs are being held in conjunction with LOOM’s creative direction and are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries.