The weeks of December 27, 2011 – January 7, 2012 promise to be filled with excitement as Hadar scholars take over the pop-up space at 568 Broadway (the site of the Hadar Foundation gallery show SECOND SPACE), and present a series of live events.

The event schedule:


Literary reading, curated by Hadar scholar Adria Giattino. Participating Hadar writers TBA.


Musical Performance by Alchemy Winds
Tia Roper, flute
Megan Marolf, oboe

A magnetic flute and oboe duo, Alchemy Winds embodies highly refined musicianship with an undeniably powerful stage presence. Their range of music highlights an array of styles, from Baroque to the avant garde, opera arias to standards of the jazz era. This concert will feature the Suite for flute and oboe by celebrated African-American composer Ulysses Kay. It will also feature an engaging work entitled “Cats in the Kitchen.” The piece incorporates the flute and oboe with recorded sounds (meows, purrs, cups & saucers, cracking eggs, and hot skillets). A treat for all!


Violin and Piano Duo Cecilia Gonzalez & Jesse Elder

1 in 2 is a NYC based musical duo featuring Jesse Elder (piano/composition) and Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez (violin).  The music that they perform is influenced by a wide range of genres; they fuse classical, jazz, folk, and original music seamlessly.  Blanca Cecilia is a classically trained violinist, while Jesse is predominantly a jazz pianist and composer; together, they are discovering a vibrant musical language.  They include visual art as a central element of their live performances and are currently collaborating with artist Petr Salidar, who is transforming the visual element of their performance with equal passion, joy, curiosity and experimentation.  The end result is akin to being invited into a dream, where the audience and performers become one through the energies of sound, silence, imagery, space and time.


Freeing Movement Class: Inspired by Caroline Harvey’s Sacred Groove and led by Hadar scholar Julia Partyka

Say yes to what you’re feeling and act upon it. Free your mind, body and soul. Participants are not expected to do any “dance steps” and no experience is required. Together we move through two full waves of rhythmic meditation, exploring a wide spectrum of beats, tempo and focal points. Description by coach Caroline Harvey: “Sacred Groove™ is a great way to connect to your body, get an energetic workout and free yourself from pain, tension and habitual modes of moving and being.”