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Recurring Event Event Series: IN THE WAVES by Melissa McGill

IN THE WAVES by Melissa McGill

August 20, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rough Point

FREE – Advance registration recommended


RAIN UPDATE: The 8/19 performances of IN THE WAVES have been cancelled due to rain and high winds. Please join us tomorrow 8/20 at 3 + 4 PM for the next set of scheduled performances.


IN THE WAVES, created by Melissa McGill and curated by Dodie Kazanjian, is a series of live free public art performances this August on the grounds of Rough Point Museum. This inclusive movement based artwork evokes the urgency of rising sea levels and a rapidly changing climate. IN THE WAVES aims to create and uplift community through a shared meaningful experience about these environmental themes that affect us collectively.


Performances are scheduled to occur at 3:00pm and 4:00pm. Registration includes admission to the Grounds & Gardens at Rough Point.


IN THE WAVES is created by artist Melissa McGill, producer and dramaturg Melanie George, and choreographer Davalois Fearon. The project is a collaboration between Art & Newport and Newport Restoration Foundation’s Keeping History Above Water initiative. Visitors invited to interact with the artist, choreographer, and ensemble between performances.


No performances during rain or high winds—cancellations/updates will be posted on NRF website and Veevart.

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Rough Point
680 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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