Romaine Brooks (a.k.a. Beatrice Romaine Brooks, Romaine Goddard) was a 20th century painter known for her uniquely androgynous portraits, and some folks at VCU’s dance and other local artists are hoping to bring this legend to life through a massive, multi-media installation.
Utilizing modern dance, drag, film, sound and video installations, sculpture, and physical theater, Courtney Harris from VCU Dance and her collaborator, video and performance artist Charli Brissey, aim to produce an evenings worth of ”immersive theater performance” at the end of May, 2015.
Check out a video detailing the production below:
Sounds neat, right? Well, as many of us know, good art comes at a cost – and the organizers behind this bad boy are looking for some help in covering said cost.
Enter their HatchFund site (like KickStarter or Indigogo). Harris and friends are hoping to raise $6,300 by the end of the week and they need your help.
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