William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance is an immersive, multisensory experience from the famed South African artist (b. 1955). Combining drawing, filmmaking, and animation with a spirited soundtrack, the celebrated work runs the length of the galleries, engaging visitors in a brass band–led danse macabre (or medieval “dance of death”) that speaks to issues around life, mortality, migration, and displacement. The installation features the eight-channel projection and sculptural components, including school chairs for visitors to sit in and large megaphones through which part of the soundtrack is played.
More Sweetly Play the Dance is fourteen minutes long and plays on a continuous loop.
Be among the first to experience William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance, and attend exclusive Member programming for Daring Technique: Goya and the Art of Etching and Photographing Nature’s Cathedrals: Carleton E. Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge, and H. H. Bennett.
1:30 p.m. | Photographing Nature's Cathedrals: Carleton E. Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge, and H. H. Bennett, with curator Ariel Pate
6:15 p.m. | William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance, with curator Margaret Andera
5 p.m. | Appetizers and cash bar
11 a.m. Native American flute by Tom Haberstreith, Herzfeld Center
4 p.m. Folk and Americana by Fox & Branch, Herzfeld Center
5 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Jazz and Dixieland by 4th Dimension, Windhover Hall
11 a.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m. of Daring Technique: Goya and the Art of Etching
*Lectures are ticketed. Tickets are first come, first served from Admissions starting at 10 a.m. on event day only. Number allotted depends on membership level.
Non-members may join the celebration at 5 p.m. for $25. Not a Member? Join today!