A Perfect Day: Montalvo Arts Center Celebrates Remy Charlip


Saturday, April 4, 2009, 11AM - 4PM

TICKET PRICES : $30 per car; $5 person at West Valley College Lot 5 day-of-show

VENUE: Park Grounds

AGENCY : The Work of Artists

A new arts initiative curated by Julie Lazar and presented by Montalvo Arts Center

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"What could possibly be better than spending a day together? Absolutely nothing." ~Remy Charlip

Inspired by painter, dancer, choreographer, theater director and children's book author/illustrator Remy Charlip’s most recent picture book by the same name, Montalvo’s A Perfect Day invites families of all stripes to gather for a celebration mirroring the "perfect day" activities lovingly depicted in watercolor on the pages of Charlip's colorful book. Festivities include watercolor painting, storytelling, hiking and picnicking as well as workshops on how to make a dance and how to make a book. See presentations of Charlip's inventive Airmail and Household dances performed by AXIS Dance Company and Joanna Haigood’s Zaccho Dance Theatre.

In a rare appearance, Remy Charlip will be present to sign copies of his books.

Schedule:

Bring your picnic blanket!  Purchase food and Remy Charlip books at the Marketplace or bring your own picnic lunches and favorite Remy Charlip books from your personal library.

11:00am ::  A Perfect Day begins / Front Gates open

Ongoing Activities ::

  • Marketplace :: including food for purchase by Sweet Peas Cafe, Hicklebee's Children's Books with Remy Charlip books available for purchase, and Santa Clara County Library card sign ups!
  • Exhibit :: Remy Charlip artwork and dance/choreography drawings
  • Watercolor painting :: with Bay Area master watercolorist and educator Ken Hay
  • Project Space :: In Possession of a Picture by Julia Meltzer and David Thorne

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
AXIS Dance Company and Zaccho Dance Theatre perform Remy Charlip's Household Dances and Airmail Dances, including Dance in a Chair and Dance in a Doorway on Montalvo's Garden Theatre stage.

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

  • Docent-led walks on Montalvo's beautiful grounds
  • ASL interpreted Storytime with Hicklebee's Childrens Books!

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

  • Remy Charlip book signing -- a rare public appearance!
  • Bring your Remy Charlip books or purchase one from the Hicklebee's Childrens Books table.

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

  • Historic Villa's Main Hall ::  Join AXIS Dance Company in a hands-on "How to Make a Dance" workshop.
  • Garden Theatre stage ::  Join Zaccho Dance Theatre in a hands-on "How to Make a Dance" workshop.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Docent-led walks on Montalvo's beautiful grounds
  • ASL interpreted story time with Hicklebee's Childrens Books!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
AXIS Dance Company and Zaccho Dance Theatre perform Remy Charlip's Household Dances and Airmail Dances, including Dance in a Chair and Dance in a Doorway on Montalvo's Garden Theatre stage.

4:00pm ::  Event ends / Front Gates close

4:30pm ::  Last public shuttle back to West Valley College

Additional Information:

Special thanks to the following Program Supporters:

In event of rain, Montalvo's A Perfect Day celebration will be postponed to Saturday, April 25th.
The book A Perfect Day is published by Greenwillow Books. 


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