Whirlgig for Dance Places' Arts Park
KanKouran West African Dance Company is a group very familiar to Dance Place and was probably one of the first dance company’s Carla invited to perform at Dance Place almost 30 years ago. The whirligig design depicts a KanKouran dancer performing a “Peaceful Fighter” dance that celebrates Martin Luther King’s Birthday. The sculpture captures the traditional whirligig design—a figure with arms spinning-- that draws upon the American folk crafts tradition.
TITLE: Dance Place Whirlgig
DATE: August 2015
MEDIA: Painted cedar and cedar laminated to exterior grade plywood
DIMENSIONS: 32” H x 27” W x 5” D
LOCATION: Dance Place, Brookland, Washington, DC
PARTNERS: Dance Place. Arts Park Design by Lee and Associates Inc.
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