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Pop In Performance Series
Finding Connection in Art
Covid-19 has disrupted our way of life by limiting and changing human connection and now more than ever, people need art for a positive experience in a troubled world. The Pop In Series is one of the initiatives RAF has created to reach those that have been further isolated. The high-risk population has remained on a shelter in place order, which sadly creates distance with family and creates limitations for enjoying activities around the community.
The Inaugural Pop In is focusing on senior living facilities and high density housing.A mobile performing arts touring stage will create a moment of delight and surprise to be presented outside and meant to be experienced at a safe social distance from balconies and windows.
The backdrop for RAF’s mobile stage has been crafted by Atlanta iconic artist Jason Kofke. Kofke’s “Everything Will Be Ok” piece has graced Atlanta communities, specifically the Spruill Arts Gallery, long before Covid-19, and his message of hope and optimism will be conveyed as a perfect backdrop to the Pop In Performance Series. Learn more about Jason Kofke: http://www.jasonkofke.com/
Programming may include variety of mediums like music, dance or light shows and produced with production costs and a fast turnaround.
Performances will be approximately 20 minutes at each location with multiple locations planned for each day of the series. Each POP IN will include interactive elements and be crafted to create a unique and magical experience for our intended audience.
The inaugural series includes at least 6 touring days of outdoor live performances at 18 different venues from the Pop In Performance’s mobile touring stage beginning September 11th. The initial set of shows will focus on senior living centers and high-density communities all of which have been pre-screened and have ample opportunities for optimal safe viewing from the residents.
- Tour Day 1, September 11, 2020:
We visited our neighbors at Historic Roswell Place, St. George Village, Vickery Rose Retirement Resort and Sanford Estates Gracious Retirement Living. Our featured artists included vocalist Caitlin Bayles, conductor Rolando Salazar and artwork by Jason Kofke. Click here to enjoy a preview of the performance on our Facebook page.
- Tour Day 2, September 26, 2020:
We visited our neighbors at The Georgian Lakeside, Magnolia Place and Elmcroft of Roswell. Our featured performers were the duo Wild Iris Rose. Click here to enjoy a preview of the performance on our Facebook page.