September 18, 2014 - September 19, 2014
New Jersey-based Shua Group transforms 10,000 bottles into a swimming pool for all to enjoy! The resulting image of kids and adults swimming in a pool of plastic collected in the streets of Rochester is both festive and haunting, offering the viewer a metaphor for the excesses of consumer society.
About the Artists
Shua Group is the art duo of choreographer and movement artist Joshua Bisset and visual artist and dancer Laura Quattrocchi. They create movement-based artworks which encourage deep listening, human exchange, and spatial and perceptual transformation.
Shua Group works include mass performances and actions in public spaces, audience interactive events, and site-related and stage dance. Projects are built through choreography, live and field recorded sound, and interactions with objects, sites and geography.
Shua Group has been presented by dance and performance presenters in New York City including Danspace Project, Movement Research, Dixon Place, the 92nd St Y, Joyce Soho, and New Dance Alliance; in museums including the American Visionary Art Museum and the Jersey City Museum; at universities, including the University of Florida, Rutgers University, and Texas Womens University; in galleries including the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Detroit Contemporary, and Victory Arts; and internationally by Tacheles (Berlin), Kontainer (Spain), Le Temps D'Aimer La Danse (France), Danza Parco (Italy), Landiver University (Guatemala), Echo Arts (Cyprus), and FIDA (Canada). Shua Group has received grants from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the American Music Center, the Hudson County Cultural Affairs, and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.