In 1973, choreographer Patricia N. Nanon had an idea: a colony for performing artists, nestled in the hills of Chilmark, devoted to providing the time, space, and resources for choreographers to create new works. That first summer dancers and audience members shared space with the hay in David Flanders’s barn, but only a decade later, with a growing reputation in the dance community and on the Island, The Yard settled into its permanent home just outside of Chilmark’s town center.
As The Yard celebrates its 50th season this summer, this exhibit explores its past through photographs, film, and archival materials.
Friday, October 21 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martha's Vineyard Museum
151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568