Join popular folk artist Sidewalk Sam for the VSA "Zestival" on Wednesday, July 20th from noon to 6pm at Dewey Square Plaza (across from South Station, Boston). It’s all part of VSA’s 30th anniversary of providing greater access to the arts.
The VSA Zestival features a "Flash Mob" spontaneous public dance - the "Bunny Hop" - at South Station and Dewey Square Plaza. The first 100 people to join in the bunny hop will get FREE bunny ears! Hundreds of people will dance the Bunny Hop together in an expression of creativity and diversity. Besides joining the Bunny Hop, Sidewalk Sam, known for his chalk drawings and public arts events on the streets of Boston for 40 years, will be drawing a giant chalk artwork.
"Quickie Performances" of music, dance and poetry will also be presented on Dewey Square Plaza. Poets, painters, chalk artists, dancers, musicians, actors and anyone willing to share their love of the arts to help VSA Massachusetts create the VSA "Zestival” are welcome to participate. We invite you to join in the fun!
People will participate by:
1) Doing the "Bunny Hop"
2) Giving a "quickie performance" of your own - music, dance, song, or poetry on thesidewalk for the thousands of pedestrians passing by.
3) You can help Sidewalk Sam create the giant artwork
4) You can staff an information table, pass out literature and act as "hosts" to the public for VSA Massachusetts and our affiliates.
Wednesday, July 20th 12 noon to 6pm
South Station - Dewey Square Plaza
(Rain date: Friday, July 22nd)
VSA Massachusetts promotes the involvement of people of all abilities in the cultural life of our communities and develops multi-sensory arts-based teaching strategies in our schools, opening new windows onto the general curriculum for all students. VSAM is a leader in an international network founded in 1974 by Jean Kennedy Smith and affiliated with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.