Chris Yon & Taryn Griggs’ “Pairs in the Park”

ADF presents Chris Yon & Taryn Griggs’
Pairs in the Park at North Carolina Museum of Art
July 22 through July 25, 7:00pm
Tickets: $25
Pairs in the Park is a collection of site-specific duets choreographed by Chris Yon and Taryn Griggs in collaboration with ten North Carolina dancers. The performance takes place along a path in the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park at the North Carolina Museum of Art.  After the isolation of the past year, Chris and Taryn are excited to connect with dancers from across the state using their unique duet dance-making practice as a catalyst for new collaborations and creations. The audience will move in groups of 16 led by docents through various terrain to view duets situated within the park. Be aware that the audience will travel over a half mile loop to view the performancePerformance will run approximately 60 minutes.
Please note, there are 5 groups of 16 per day for this event. If purchasing for more than 1 person and tickets purchased are not in the same group, you will be separated for the event so purchase early to ensure there is availability.
Please read our COVID-19 protocols for outdoor performances here.
Taryn Griggs and Chris Yon create original dance works that are deadpan slapstick, understated melodrama, autobiographical science fiction, cubist vaudeville, asymmetrically consonant explorations of magic and virtuosity in everyday movement. They met at the Bessie Schönberg Artist Residency at The Yard in 2002 and have been working together ever since. They were participants in the dance communities of New York City, Minneapolis, and Iowa City, before moving to Winston-Salem, NC. Chris and Taryn’s choreographies have been presented across the US, Canada, Ireland, and France. In New York, in addition to the presentation of their work at La MaMa, Dance Theater Workshop, PS122, The Kitchen, and Danspace Project, they appeared together in the work of David Neumann, Yoshiko Chuma, Karinne Keithley Syers, and Sara Rudner. During their years in the Twin Cities, they were both McKnight Fellows and co-curators for Choreographer’s Evening at the Walker Art Center, and their work was presented as part of the Walker’s Momentum Dance Series at The Southern, Red Eye Theater’s Isolated Acts, Jaime Carrera’s Outlet Performance Festival, and 9×22 at the Bryant Lake Bowl. Since moving to Winston-Salem, their work has been commissioned by the North Carolina Dance Festival and the American Dance Festival and finds residency/workshop support through their ongoing project, Interstitial, a site-specific dance during the changeovers between art exhibits at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. Griggs teaches at UNCSA, Yon at Appalachian State University. They are excited to create a new work for ADF to take place at NCMA’s Museum Park!

Pairs in the Park by Chris Yon and Taryn Griggs is commissioned by ADF with support from the SHS Foundation and The Forest at Duke.
Additional support is provided by Adams Chetwood Wealth Management Group.

About This Event

North Carolina Museum of Art

July 22 to July 25, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm