Smart bets: Claire Elizabeth Barratt

While pursuing her master’s in fine arts, local ballet teacher Claire Elizabeth Barratt set out to develop a technique for creating and teaching performance art. Her method calls upon “the self as a raw material with which to create living art,” according to a press release. Over two days, Weaverville Yoga will host Barratt as she presents Raw (Material) Project, which harnesses the natural world as another input for multimodal expression. Barratt’s initial dance performance on Saturday, May 14, at 7 p.m., will feature a guest musician and explore gestures and sounds inspired by nature.  On Sunday, May 15, from 2-5 p.m., she invites participants into a workshop that uses bodily motions to prompt imagination. Later, at 6 p.m., she’ll screen her project video journal. And an hour before and after each session, a multimedia installation will provide glimpses into Barratt’s entire journey. Admission by donation. Photo by Matt Jamie


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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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