10 I Street Southwest
Washington, DC 20024
Washington Project for the Arts Presents
DATE: Saturday, August 15, 2015
TIME: Free admission at 4:30pm, performances at 5:00pm
LOCATION: Capitol Skyline Hotel Pool, 10 I (Eye) Street SW, Washington, DC
DC Synchromasters performing “That’s Entertainment” at SynchroSwim 2014. Photo by Armando Gallardo.
July 28, 2015 (Washington, DC) – WPA presents the fifth iteration of SynchroSwim, DC’s only performance art competition in a pool! During the one-hour event, 8 artist teams will perform short, unique routines set to musical compositions. Some may actually be synchronized, but the vast majority will be a free expression of creativity. Past performances have included a biting critique of BP’s role in the Deepwater Horizon, a battle between pollution and Captain Planet’s Planeteers, a patriotic excerpt from Fluid Movement’s Star Spangled Swimmer, and even a performance by an actual synchronized swimming team.
This year’s performances will be judged by: Dr. Melissa Chiu, Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Lauren Landau, Host of WAMU’s Art Beat, and Doug Yeuell, Director ofAtlas Performing Arts Center. The judges will rank the teams on a scale of 1 to 10 in two categories: Execution (the skill and coherence of their performance) and Visual Spectacle (the outrageousness of the team’s costumes and concept). Cash prizes will be awarded in these two categories, as well as for Crowd Favorite, which is decided by audience applause.
SynchroSwim 2015 is free and open to the public and takes place at the Capitol Skyline Hotel Pool, 10 I (eye) Street SW, Washington, DC following the Capitol Skyline Pool Party. Free admission to SynchroSwim will begin at 4:30pm.
For more information, visit https://www.wpadc.org/events/