If you spend some time in Rosslyn this week, you may just stumble upon a group of poets, dancers, or writers.
The performances are a preview to the SUPERNOVA project in June. It's hosted by the Rosslyn BID, or business improvement district, in partnership with the Pink Line Project, a D.C.-based organization that curates art events for the public.
The SUPERNOVA project aims to bring performance art to public spaces in Rosslyn.
“Performance art is something that is a relatively new thing in the art world. Our idea is to start doing these events and educate people on performance art,” said Philippa Hughes, creator of the Pink Line Project.
“It is a form of contemporary visual art. It’s not on a stage, it’s meant to be an unusual environment and more interactive with the audience,” Hughes added.
This week's events take place from Tuesday through Thursday:
The First Amendment Society
Tuesday’s event is from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Crandal Mackey Park at the intersection of 19th Street and Lynn Street. The event is a “speaker’s corner” where poets, comedians, and actors will speak throughout the day. Audience members are also welcome to participate.
Pop Up Dance
Professional dancers will perform at surprise times and locations throughout Rosslyn on Wednesday. Dancers will include Hayley Cutler, a choreographer and founder of darlingdance company.
Writers with old-fashioned typewriters will craft visitors a written piece of their choice on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Central Place at the corner of North Moore Street and Wilson Boulevard accross from the Rosslyn metro station. Writers can work on a love letter, a letter to a boss, or anything else that the reader wants.
Details of the SUPERNOVA project are still in the works, but anyone who wants to get notified of updates on the event can visit their website and sign up for a newsletter.