The Watermill Center: Family Day, Sunday, October 15, 1 to 4 PM



Features movement and music workshops with accomplished
Watermill Alum artists Matty Davis and Denise Mei Yan Hofmann
Sunday, October 15, 1 – 4 pm

The Watermill Center is pleased to welcome members of the East End community for the last Family Day of 2017. Held on Sunday, October 15th, from 1:00 – 4:00 pmand open to children ages 7 – 12 and their guardian/s, the afternoon will feature creative workshops in movement and music with Watermill Alum, dancer Matty Davis of BOOMERANG and composer Denise Mei Yan Hofmann.

“This will be our third Family Day where we provide kids and adults the unique opportunity to collaborate together via workshops with The Center’s accomplished artist alumni,” says Andrea Cote, Education Program Coordinator at The Watermill Center. “Last Winter’s Family Day, over 40 participants developed a choral piece with the international education initiative, The Hutto Project and learned about devising original movement work with Makram Hamdan. It’s incredibly rewarding to see both children and parents  so completely engaged.”

All children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Attendees are encouraged to dress comfortably and be ready to move. Registration is required as space is limited. Tickets are $10/child and $15/adult and include both workshops. Click here to register.


Matty Davis
is a co­-artistic director and performer within BOOMERANG. He is also a performance­ based visual artist whose work pits the body against often radical undertakings and journeys that explore the limits and empathic possibilities of embodiment, memory, and love, as well as the origin of materials and mark­ making. Davis has performed at the Watermill Center, Judson Church, the United Nations, in Performa 13 (with Guido van der Werve and Pedro Gómez Egaña) and Performa 15 (with Francesco Vezzoli and David Hallberg), and staged guerrilla­-style performances in Death Valley, upon the rural ball fields of Oklahoma, and atop deserted tractor trailers in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Denise Mei Yan Hofmann was born in Hong Kong. Half-Swiss, half-Chinese, Denise was raised in Seoul, Bangkok, Istanbul and Hong Kong. Denise’s compositions have been played at the National Opera Center, DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Spectrum and Mannes College in New York City; Asia Society Hong Kong Center and City Hall Theatre in Hong Kong; Denise arranged the jazz standard Georgia on my Mind for the Johnny Rodgers Band, which was performed by the Moscow Symphony string section. Denise has received fellowships from Yaddo Colony, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts and Bright Sheng’s Intimacy of Creativity Program 2017.

Photo © kristian kruuser. Courtesy of The Watermill Center.



Founded by avant-garde visionary Robert Wilson in 1992, The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts supporting young and emerging artists through its year-round Artist Residency Program, International Summer Program, as well as Education Programs, and open rehearsals. The Center also presents exhibitions, public programming, and offers weekly tours of its 20,000+ square-foot building and eight-and-a-half acres of grounds and sculpture gardens throughout the year.


Find more like this: Bulletins, East End, Events

Comments are closed.

Back | Home