Connected: The Day Before Tomorrow Live Performance
By Emad Jano Hemede. Dance choreographed by Diane Sharp-Nachsin and performed by SHARP Dance Company.
The Day Before Tomorrow is an interactive work of art by Syrian visual artist Emad “Jano” Hemede, a former international artist-in-residence through the University of Delaware’s Art Bridging Cultures program and the English Language Insitute, with choreography by Diane Sharp-Nachsin and performed by SHARP Dance Company. Located in the outdoor labyrinth at the Delaware Art Museum, the live performance depicts the beauty of Syria and the destruction of war through a landscape of flour.
In the first of two performances, Jano will use flour as a medium for creating art. In the second performance, a company of dancers will “destroy” the art, inviting the audience to experience how difficult it is to create beauty and how fleeting existence truly is.
This performance is part of the Museum’s Connected Series, which features events produced by the community, for the community. This event is free and open to the public.
** This event will be cancelled if inclement weather. Please check delart.org for updates.**
About Emad Jano Hemede
Syrian artist Emad “Jano” Hemede is a former international artist-in-residence through the University of Delaware’s Art Bridging Cultures program and the English Language Insitute. Born and raised in Aleppo, Syria, Jano made his living in the capital, Damascus, where he ran a small gallery in one of the oldest, and busiest, parts of the city. Jano regularly met art lovers from all around the world. The experience of connecting with people from different cultures through art is the inspiration for this artistic philosophy: communicating the historically and artistically rich realities of Syria through creative aestheticism that is universal in its inclusiveness.
With the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, Jano moved to the United States, where he currently resides. He has since been working on a number of projects that share deep curiosity about the United States with nostalgic yet hopeful faith in the colors, stories, and futures of his home country of Syria.
A sculptor and oil painter by tradition, Jano incorporates acrylic paints into his art because they are water based. To Jano, water symbolizes the essence of life, a valued commodity often not available to his native people. His future work will describe his dream of the Syrian future, “which is nothing but its beautiful past.” Learn more at http://www.emadjano.com/.
Connected features events produced by the community, for the community. All events are free and open to the public. Connected events take place at the Museum, unless otherwise noted. Learn more.