Our law office, housed in one of Northfield's historic landmark buildings, is one of the locations for the upcoming community art installation, THE NORTHFIELD EXPERIENCE! Tickets can be purchased through the Northfield Arts Guild! Opens May 4th! ... See MoreSee Less
We are proud that our historic building will be one of the venues for the upcoming performance event -- see below!
A journey to uncover, discover, and rediscover St. Olaf and Carleton colleges join forces with award-winning Site Artist and Director Stephan Koplowitz to produce The Northfield Experience, a site-specific, immersive performance event that uses the town of Northfield, Minnesota, as its canvas and inspiration. Audiences will experience a series of interlaced performances of theater, dance, visual installations, and digital media, which will take place at several locations throughout Northfield. The collaborative event, inspired by the spirit of history and architecture, thriving industry and scholarship, as well as the people of Northfield, features more than 200 performers from both colleges and the greater community. The Northfield Experience will be a unique, one of a kind performance event and an experience not to be missed! This is a promenade performance event in which the audience will take part in a progressive walking tour that begins at The Grand Event Center, 316 Washington Street, Northfield, Minnesota.
Performances Friday, May 4 at 6:00pm Saturday, May 5 at 1:00pm Saturday, May 5 at 5:00pm Sunday, May 6 at 1:00pm Sunday, May 6 at 5:00pm ... See MoreSee Less
The team at HvMDH is proud to be a part of an upcoming art installation, The Northfield Experience! Read on for the press release about this fabulous event!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
St. Olaf and Carleton students join forces with award-winning artist to produce The Northfield Experience
Immersive production directed by Stephan Koplowitz interlaces theater, dance, visual installations, and digital media throughout Northfield
NORTHFIELD, Minn. –Students from St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges, as well as local Northfield residents, are collaborating on a historic site-specific event to immerse audiences in theater, dance, music, and visual and digital art. The Northfield Experience will take audience members on a walking tour to several locations throughout Northfield, where the spirit of history, industry and scholarship will come alive through the direction of award-winning Artistic Director Stephan Koplowitz. “When asked to create a collaborative performance for the two colleges, I found the city of Northfield to be the ideal shared subject matter and location for such an event,” said Koplowitz. “It’s been an exciting journey to create The Northfield Experience in dialogue with this unique and extended community.” As an artist, Koplowitz has produced projects throughout the United States, Europe and Asia and since 1984, he has created 91 works of art in addition to receiving Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Alpert, NEA fellowships and awards. His work aims to alter people’s perspectives of place, site, and scale, infused with a sense of the human condition, concerned with the intersection of natural, social and cultural ecologies within urban and natural environments.
“This is an incredibly unique performance, pairing music, dance, art, and theater programs at two well-renowned colleges with the talented people who live in our community,” said St. Olaf College Professor of Dance Janice Roberts. “Stephan’s inspiration and creative vision have brought our community together. Our talented, passionate student artists have truly brought a town to life, and we can’t wait to experience it with everyone.” This progressive venue production will feature nearly 300 performers and 30 visual artists at locations around town. In addition, a visual art exhibition, The Northfield (Exhibition) Experience, has been specifically curated in conjunction with The Northfield Experience. This exhibition will be open April 18 through May 12 in the Main Gallery of the Center for the Arts, 304 Division Street South, Northfield.
Featured performances • The Grand (with media installations by St. Olaf Assistant Professor of Art Peter Nelson and Carleton Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies Laska Jimsen, and theater performance directed by St. Olaf Associate Professor of Theater William Sonnega) • The Depot (with an original score by St. Olaf student composer Eli Baumgarten) • The Library (with an original score by St. Olaf student composer Michael Creighton) • Hvistendhal, Moersch, Dorsey & Hahn at the Historic Bank Building • (with visual/sound installation by composer Andrea Mazzariello and visual artist Holly Streekstra of Carleton) • The Northfield Cemetery (finale, with original vocal score by composer and St. Olaf Professor of Music Justin Merritt, with the combined Manitou, Viking (St. Olaf side) and Carleton choruses) The Northfield Experience performances cost $6 and run from Friday, May 4, through Sunday, May 6. For tickets or more information, visit the Northfield Arts Guild and The Northfield Experience.
About St. Olaf College One of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf challenges students to excel in the liberal arts, examine faith and values, and explore meaningful vocation in an inclusive, globally engaged community nourished by Lutheran tradition. About Carleton College Ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts institutions, Carleton is a private, co-educational college of 2,000 students located 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul. High academic standards, the number-one ranked faculty for commitment to undergraduate teaching, and a diverse student body contribute to Carleton’s outstanding reputation.
About Stephan Koplowitz
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