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Join us at SMoCA’s Fall Opening to celebrate a new season of exhibitions! This fun-filled VIP experience will kick off at 5 p.m. with drinks and light bites. At 5:45 p.m., an intimate conversation between artist Phillip K. Smith III and award-winning SMoCA architect Will Bruder will take place inside Smith’s Three Parallels exhibition. After the conversation, the world premiere of Four Shades, a 20-minute site-specific performance created by dance artist Nicole L Olson (NicoleOlson|MovementChaos) and intermedia/music artist Shomit Barua, will be presented in Smith’s installation.

This portion of the evening is ticketed with limited availability. Light bites and two drink tickets per guest are included. Please note there will be limited seating available, so plan for the possibility of standing or walking for the duration of the performance. 

The party will continue from 7 to 9 p.m. with music, a cash bar, and the world premiere of a special solo performance by Nicole L Olson, presented in and inspired by Roelof Knol’s the space in between.

About the Performance 

Inspired by the subtle shifting of colors in Phillip K. Smith lll’s Three Parallels, Nicole L Olson and her company, NicoleOlson|MovementChaos, collaborated with intermedia/music artist Shomit Barua to create Four Shades
This world-premiere piece consists of four dances that refer to distinct relationships that take place in the continuum of human emotion and existence.
The original musical score is augmented by custom software that enables the individual cell phones of the audience to become discrete channels for spatialization and live manipulation of sonic texture.


7374 E 2nd St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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