25303Nick Cave's Dancing Horses - NY City Grand Central
- Mar 27, 2013Dear Art Educators,
These horse suits by Chicago artist Nick Cave are very cool!
See New York Times article - includes a short video.
Watch Out for the Horses on Your Way to the Train
By MELENA RYZIK
An arts project is bringing life-size horses, each made colorful
raffia and fitting two dancers, to the main concourse of Grand Central
From the article:
>> Commuters in Grand Central Terminal will encounter a new obstacle to making the train on time this week: 30 dancing horses.It’s part of “Heard NY,” a site-specific performance by the Chicago
artist Nick Cave, in collaboration with dancers from the Ailey School.
Mr. Cave, known for his Soundsuits — costumelike sculptures that make
noise as they move — has created the life-size horses out of colorful
raffia. Each fits two dancers and rustles like a corn field when the
herd “grazes” in Vanderbilt Hall or suddenly breaks into choreography,
set to live percussion, steps from the main concourse.
The Sound Suits of Nick Cave are amazing. If you ever have an
opportunity to see an exhibit and performance - DO!