The National Museum of Dance will be hosting an opening event for one of their new exhibits installed for the 2012 and 2013 seasons: Tails and Terpsichore. This exhibit opened for the 2012 season on March 20 and will be open to the public through November 24, 2013. The event will take place on June 15 at 6:00pm.
Tails and Terpsichore is an exhibit about the many occurrences where animal and dance themes intertwine. Through many videos and accompanying explanations, the extraordinary exhibit investigates the many ways animals can dance, as well as how humans dance about or with animals. Through looking at & learning about indigenous dances, mating dances, dances found in nature, doggy dancing, dressage, or famous ballet repertory, we find that animals & dance are everywhere together!
Featured in this highly interactive event will be:
•Sybil, a 30-year-old yellow nape Amazon parrot, owned by Denise Eliopolis, owner of Bird of Paradise Boutique and Something Bleu Bridal. Sybil loves to talk, sing opera, and makes a variety of different laugh sounds.
•Dr. Joy Lucas, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Upstate Animal Medical Center. Her passion for small animals has led to her work in avian and exotic medicine.
•Tallulabelle, a dancing Barn Owl, and Trish Marki, a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator with North Country Wild Care and also a volunteer wildlife educator with the Wildlife Institute of Eastern N.Y. Trish has been doing live Owl presentations for years with “Silent Wings,” the programming department of the Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY.
•Tommy and Tune, two of Michele Riggi’s most sociable Chihuahua’s. The pair will be showing off their skills.
•Sara Ellis, owner of Dawgdom in Saratoga Springs. Sara will be displaying a variety of products for walking, eating, sleeping, and just having fun with your pets.
This is a free family event for everyone—young, old, feathered, and furry!—to enjoy. The museum exhibits will be free to visit for visitors during this event.