Dance, music, and art event at LRMA June 24

Photo of cellist Theresa Villani, and pianist Colleen Schmitt in a composite photo.

In the Galleries: Contemporary Music for Cello and Dance,” an evening program featuring dance, music, and art at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art (LRMA) will delight the senses on Friday, June 24 from 6-8 p.m.

Cello artists complement event

Experience a dynamic blend of sound and motion as you tour the museum galleries. Cellist and recording artist, Theresa Villani, accompanied by Colleen Schmitt, pianist, will present a repertoire of contemporary music for cello to complement the exhibition Into the Third Dimension: Sculpture from the Collection.

Dance performances

Tampa-Bay area guest choreographers and dancers, Melissa Hull and Mary Richardson, will interpret the music with improvisational dance performances next to selected works.

Music for the evening will include:

  • “Sayuri’s Theme” from Memoirs of a Geisha, chosen to interpret Akiko Sugiyama’s mixed-media work Otohime’s Robe
  • Aaron Minsky’s etude “Laid-back Devil” for Victor Vasarely’s colorful screenprint on wood, Czakk

Before the performances, there will be an introduction to the exhibition, which features a variety of modern and contemporary sculptural objects arranged in two galleries with separate themes—Figure and Form and Imagination and Transformation. The exhibition will be on view through Sept. 18.

A reception with light refreshments will follow the program.

Free for SPC students; $12 for members; $15 for non-members
RSVP to 727-712-5226; Reservations required

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