How to: Slow Down : Alfred Summer Arts Festival
July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joining us for this evening is the writer of “The Slow Thought Manifesto”, Vincenzo Di Nicola who will serve as “MC” for this event in collaboration with choreographer Melanie Aceto and composer Thélonius Garcia. The evening will offer us a variety of creative methods for…slowing down. Taking on the big questions: “What makes new things possible?” and “How do we seek transformation and find renewal?” The manifesto offers one simple starting point: “Take your time.” For this evening, we invite you to slow down with a little help from the words of Di Nicola and a performance created by Aceto and Garcia.
Alfred University is piloting a unique summer festival for interdisciplinary collaboration designed as a creative incubator for artists to interact with other artists. Directed by Stanzi Vaubel, PhD, of The Indeterminacy Festival, these nightly “salon style” events are intended to share the creative work and process of this years visiting and emerging artists with Alfred community and festival participants.
(Photo credit: Paul Hokanson, Continuum, choreography: Melanie Aceto, 2017)