Performing Art



The Dorsky Museum and The Hudson Valley Performing Arts Laboratory invite performing artists ages 18 and up to join us in creating a performance piece in response to the Dorsky's 2020 Spring Exhibitions. The performance will be developed by the Hudson Valley Performing Arts Laboratory under the direction of Liz Dahmen. The Dorsky and The Lab are both committed to facilitating artistic experimentation and community engagement and this project is designed to invite members of our communities to work collaboratively on a creative, performative interpretation of the museum’s Spring 2020 exhibitions. We will source inspiration from the pieces on display and allow our reactions to fuel the final production.


Who should participate?

Anyone who has an interest in the intersection of visual and performing art is encouraged to participate. Actors, musicians, dancers, composers, singers, poets, directors, and writers will work together to make a live performance that we share with the public on March 8th in the exhibition halls of the museum.


What is required?

Attendance at all four project workshops, the dress rehearsal, and the final performance are required to participate in the production. If you would like to be involved, but cannot attend all of the required dates, please indicate that on your registration form. There will be a variety of support positions available. No prior performance experience is necessary.


How do I register to get involved?

Please visit or click the link to the sign-up form below to register for this exciting production. Registration is required to participate and closes February 3rd. 



Important Dates:

  • Exhibition Opening: Saturday, February 8th 5-7pm
  • First Project Workshop: Sunday, February 9th 2-5pm
  • Second Project Workshop: Saturday, February 15th 2-5pm
  • Third Project Workshop: Saturday, February 22nd 2-5pm
  • Fourth Project Workshop: Saturday, February 29th 2-5pm
  • Project Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, March 7th TIME TBD
  • Project Show: Sunday, March 8th 3pm


All events take place at The Dorsky Museum, unless otherwise noted.


Museum Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 11 am — 5 pm
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Holidays, and College Breaks.

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