New Pilobolus Five Senses Festival Begins Tonight

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New Pilobolus Five Senses Festival Begins Tonight

The international movement and entertainment company,Pilobolus (Executive Producer, Itamar Kubovy; Renée Jaworski and Matt Kent, artistic directors), kicks-off its first ever Pilobolus Five Senses Festival this weekend. A celebration of arts and ideas convening the company's vast network of creative, world-renowned collaborators in its own backyard of Washington, Connecticut, the festival begins Friday,July 27 and runs through August 11, rain or shine. For more information and to purchase tickets to The Pilobolus Five Senses Festival, please visit www.FiveSensesFestival.com.

The Pilobolus Five Senses Festival was begun to answer the growing need for sensory and community connection during these fragmented, frenetic times. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to participate and engage in an intimate and informal setting with artists, speakers, writers, musicians, foodies, performers, scientists and more as they come together to create, inspire, eat and drink in the middle of the woods. Low-cost or free tickets are required for most of these events and can be arranged online atwww.FiveSensesFestival.com.

The Festival takes place at Spring Hill Farm, 292 Bee Brook Road, Washington, CT. Owned by Stephanie Ingrassia, Vice Chair of the Brooklyn Museum, and Tim Ingrassia, admission to Spring Hill Farm during the Festival hours is free and open to the public.

Highlights of the festival site at Spring Hill Farm include:

· A converted grain silo serves as a box office.

· A refreshed vintage airstream trailer serves as a bar.

· A 1929 boxcar on rails has been recast as a bathroom.

· A fire-pit serves as a gathering spot in the field after dark.

· A 60-ft tall grain silo serves as the hub of an outdoor piazza, with shade sails draping off it to provide sun cover during the day.

· Video art installations by notable artists William Kentridge and Marilyn Minter are projected on the silo at night.

· Neon sculptures by artist Lauren Booth glow throughout the surrounding woods.

· Beloved local chef Cassandra Purdy serves farm-to-table food and drink throughout the day and evening.

· Decorated guest chefs, Joel Viehland (Swyft and Ore Hill) and Michelin starred Gabe McMackin (The Finch) design special experiential eating events.

· Spring Hill Farm, in addition to being a cultural space, is also a fully operational vineyard.

The property houses two performance spaces:

1. An outdoor granite amphitheater in the woods overlooks the field from the adjoining hill. Designed by artist Mark Mennin with 120 tons of pink Connecticut granite, the amphitheater seats 300 and looks down on a stage made from white granite sourced in Massachusetts.

2. A pristine white 82ft long tent rising up like a castle will be the main site for our headlining concerts and Tent Talk lectures. Guests are welcome to enjoy the space not only for a specific event, but can wander the site to relax on the lawn and to take in the sunshine with good food, drink, art, and company.

ABOUT PILOBOLUS

Pilobolus began at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire in 1971. In the nearly five decades since, Pilobolus has performed live in over 60 countries for more than 4 million people, including, on Broadway, at the Oscars, at 3 Olympic games, and has appeared on television, in movies, in advertisements seen by more than a billion viewers. Pilobolus teaches its methods to schools and to businesses, and has over 120 dance works in its repertory. The company continues to propel the seeds of expression via human movement to every corner of the world, collaborating with leading artists and scientists to make innovative movement work on stage and on recorded media. The company's ability to keep growing and changing each year while reaching new audiences and exploring new visual and musical planes has been critical to its sustained popularity.

The Five Senses Festival, multi-arts cultural festival presented and produced by Pilobolus, begins this weekend and runs through August 11 on the Washington, CT farm of Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia located at 292 Bee Brook Road. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.FiveSensesFestival.com or www.Pilobolus.org.

PILOBOLUS FIVE SENSES FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

All events happen rain or shine.

In case of rain, uncovered events will be moved inside the tent.

FRIDAY, JULY 27

5:30am- 6:30am - Wellness: Sunrise Meditation

Start your day off right with a 5 Senses Dawn Meditation. Beginning with warmup movements, Jampa Stewart will then lead us in a special guided meditation celebrating and exploring the energy of our five senses. These sessions will end with a five senses energy self-massage to wake up and enliven your perceptions and brain. We will all meet at Valley Spirit then move to a nearby outdoor location and in case of rain we will stay sit at the serene studios of Valley Spirit. We invite you to bring blankets, cushions, or a small beach or lawn chair to sit on. Whatever keeps you comfortable. Jampa Stewart is co-owner of Valley Spirit Wellness Center in Washington Depot. Jampa has trained in and practiced meditation for over 50 years. He is a Tai Chi and Qigong master and is authorized to teach meditation in several different lineages. He has led meditation retreats throughout the U.S. and abroad. Free with RSVP.

8:00am-9:00am - Wellness: Lake & Field Exercise

Greet the morning with sunshine and fresh air! Get your day started with your blood pumping and a little sweat. This morning exercise class will take place outdoors, and is open to all levels of fitness. Bring a water bottle, clothes you can move in, running shoes, and a towel. Free with RSVP.

9:00am-10:30am - Wellness: Pilobolus Yoga

Join us for yoga under the sky. Connect with your creativity, commune with your body and your senses, and collaborate with the people around you. All levels welcome and no experience required - there will be something for everyone. Come prepared with an open mind and a readiness to try new things. Please bring a mat, towel, and nonrestrictive clothes you can move in. Tickets $15.

10:30am-11:30am - Wellness: Connecting with Balance - for Older Adults

A one-hour workshop tailored to helping seniors reconnect with their bodies and environment. Exercises in movement and balance guide participants to think creatively and build community through social engagement. Enjoy the fresh air and the open sky while developing strength and improving balance. This class is open to all levels of ability - even to those who remain seated throughout. Free with RSVP.

3:00pm-5:00pm - Creative Activity: Mobile Art Room

Site-specific playful activities for 3-year olds through 103 year olds using found visual materials, creative movement, and music. Facilitated by Jessica Russel of Bantam's Art Room Atelier, Pilobolus Teaching Artists, and a variety of guest musicians! Free and Open to All! Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

6:00pm-9:30pm - Open Kitchen

Our mobile kitchen is open, serving dinner and snacks in the open air. Cassandra Purdy curates a changing dinner menu featuring locally sourced produce. Open to all. No reservation is required.

6:00pm-11:00pm - Speakeasy

An antique airstream speakeasy on the farm, nestled at the edge of the field, serving you an assortment of eclectic local and exotic libations. Spring Hill Wines produced right here on the property, Kent Falls Brewery beers from up the road, Averill's Orchard hard cider and a curated list of infused cocktails to bring you to your senses. Created by Cassandra Purdy, herbalist/mixologist Arvolyn Hill, and their team of chefs and collaborators. Open to all, 21+. No reservation is required.

6:30pm-7:30pm - Opening Ceremony

Join us for the opening of the inaugural Five Senses Festival as we prepare for a magical two weeks of music, dance, thought and food. We will be hearing from Executive Festival team, and local community partners essential to the success of this new endeavor. Free and open to the public. No reservation is required.

8:00pm-10:00pm - Opening Night Performance: Julian Fleisher & Lady Rizo

East Village royalty, Julian Fleisher and Lady Rizo bring the hippest, most beautiful voices from Joe's Pub and the cabarets of London, Berlin and Paris, to Bee Brook Road. A concert you won't soon forget. Covers, originals, and moments of hilarity you cannot imagine, all under the summer stars. Tickets $40. Tickets to Late Night concerts are included in the price of admission for Headline Events.

9:30pm-11:00pm - Opening Night Party: DJ Doctor Arvolyn Hill

Locally-raised, Harlem-based DJ, herbalist, and artist Arvolyn Hill specializes in Motown and Funk, and spins hula hoops between records. Free and Open to all! No reservation is required.

SATURDAY, JULY 28

5:30am-6:30pm - Wellness: Sunrise Mediation

Start your day off right with a 5 Senses Dawn Meditation. Beginning with warmup movements, Jampa Stewart will then lead us in a special guided meditation celebrating and exploring the energy of our five senses. These sessions will end with a five senses energy self-massage to wake up and enliven your perceptions and brain. We will all meet at Valley Spirit then move to a nearby outdoor location and in case of rain we will stay sit at the serene studios of Valley Spirit. We invite you to bring blankets, cushions, or a small beach or lawn chair to sit on. Whatever keeps you comfortable. Jampa Stewart is co-owner of Valley Spirit Wellness Center in Washington Depot. Jampa has trained in and practiced meditation for over 50 years. He is a Tai Chi and Qigong master and is authorized to teach meditation in several different lineages. He has led meditation retreats throughout the U.S. and abroad. Free with RSVP.

8:00am-9:00am - Wellness: Lake & Field Exercise

Greet the morning with sunshine and fresh air! Get your day started with your blood pumping and a little sweat. This morning exercise class will take place outdoors, and is open to all levels of fitness. Bring a water bottle, clothes you can move in, running shoes, and a towel. Free with RSVP.

9:00am-10:30am - Wellness: Pilobolus Yoga

Join us for yoga under the sky. Connect with your creativity, commune with your body and your senses, and collaborate with the people around you. All levels welcome and no experience required - there will be something for everyone. Come prepared with an open mind and a readiness to try new things. Please bring a mat, towel, and nonrestrictive clothes you can move in. Tickets $15.

11:00am-5:00pm - Pizza to the People

Pizza to the People is an area favorite, known for vending at music and yoga festivals all over New England for the past 8 years and particularly at our own Averill's Orchard here in Washington every Fall. They are an organic "farm-to-fire" pizza collective making delicious vegetarian wood-fired pizzas out of their handmade traditional brick dome, pulled by a green school bus. Founder and chef Cassandra Purdy started the business after cooking on an area organic farm for almost 10 years as a way to feature the area's bounty and work with friends outside of the "kitchen." Open to all. No reservation is required.

12:00pm-1:00pm - Kids' Tent Talk: Pseudonymous Bosch - An Insensible Story

An Insensible Story - Children's author Pseudonymous Bosch leads an interactive group story-making event incorporating all five senses as well that all-important sixth sense-nonsense. Tickets $20.

2:00pm-11:00pm - Speakeasy

An antique airstream speakeasy on the farm, nestled at the edge of the field, serving you an assortment of eclectic local and exotic libations. Spring Hill Wines produced right here on the property, Kent Falls Brewery beers from up the road, Averill's Orchard hard cider and a curated list of infused cocktails to bring you to your senses. Created by Cassandra Purdy, herbalist/mixologist Arvolyn Hill, and their team of chefs and collaborators. Open to all, 21+. No reservation is required.

3:00pm-5:00pm - Creative Activity: Mobile Art Room

Site-specific playful activities for 3-year olds through 103 year olds using found visual materials, creative movement, and music. Facilitated by Jessica Russel of Bantam's Art Room Atelier, Pilobolus Teaching Artists, and a variety of guest musicians! Free and Open to All! Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

5:00pm-6:00pm - Tent Talk: Dani Shapiro, Sylvia Boorstein & Major Jackson,

On Time & Mindfullness

Simultaneously international and local, Dani Shapiro, author and memoirist, hosts a session on how to make the best of our time. In conversation with legendary best-selling author Sylvia Boorstein and acclaimed poet Major Jackson, this tent talk will be sure to make you think about how you value time in this era of ultimate fragmentation. Tickets $20. (5:00 - 6:00pm)

6:00pm-8:00pm - Midsummer Night Dinner

An intimate community gathering on the field: a pre-show extravagant buffet meant to nourish and excite. Open seating perfect for coming with friends or showing up on your own to sit down and break bread with new folks. Created by Cassandra Purdy and her team of chefs and collaborators. Every week the menu will be different, and always supremely delicious! $20 tickets include Full Dinner.

7:15pm-8:00pm- Curtain Talk: Tom Kitt and Abigail Pogrebin

Join us before the concert for a conversation with Tom Kitt and Abigail Pogrebin. Free with tickets to concert.

8:00pm-10:00pm - Performance: Tom Kitt with Surprise Broadway Guests

Tony winning arranger of American Idiot and Pulitzer Prize winning composer of Next to Normal, Tom Kitt is joined by two Surprise Broadway Singers in a concert performance of hand-picked songs, both old and new, about the senses. Tickets $40. Tickets to Late Night concerts are included in the price of admission for Headline Events.

10:00pm-11:00pm - Performance: Late Night with Joshuah Campbell and friends

Viral sensation Joshuah Campbell, along with musicians Eden Girma and Alex Graff bring a rousing late night of soul and jazz to the Festival. Get lost in the music under the stars. Admission included with Headliner ticket, or $10 (cash only) at the door.

SUNDAY, JULY 29

10:00am-3:00pm - Family Brunch

Delicious lazy Sunday offerings from our kitchen on the field. Come on down to sip a tin mug of coffee in one of our hammocks with a freshly made bagel. Every Sunday will have something unique to offer but you can count on Simpson and Vale iced teas and Sacred Grounds delicious cold nitro coffee. Roll out of bed and come hang out. Created by Cassandra Purdy and her team of chefs and collaborators. Open to all. No reservation is required.

10:00am-11:00pm - Speakeasy

An antique airstream speakeasy on the farm, nestled at the edge of the field, serving you an assortment of eclectic local and exotic libations. Spring Hill Wines produced right here on the property, Kent Falls Brewery beers from up the road, Averill's Orchard hard cider and a curated list of infused cocktails to bring you to your senses. Created by Cassandra Purdy, herbalist/mixologist Arvolyn Hill, and their team of chefs and collaborators. Open to all, 21+. No reservation is required.

12:30pm-2:30pm - Tent Talk: Alexandra Styron & Special Guests on Youth & Courage

As part of our day of young voices in courage, author Alexandra Styron, who's upcoming book, Steal This Country: A Handbook of Resistance, Persistence, and Fixing Almost Everything comes out in the fall, in conversation with young heroes who have chosen to speak out courageously about their experiences. With special guest Lisette Diaz. Tickets $20.

2:00pm-3:00pm - Performance: Pilobolus Summer Workshop Showing

Enjoy an informal showing by the participants of the Pilobolus Summer Workshop of the artistic processes they've been developing over the past week. Free! RSVP to reserve your seat.

3:00pm-5:00pm - Creative Activity: Mobile Art Room

Site-specific playful activities for 3 year olds through 103 year olds using found visual materials, creative movement, and music. Facilitated by Jessica Russel of Bantam's Art Room Atelier, Pilobolus Teaching Artists, and a variety of guest musicians! Free and Open to All! Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

4:00pm-5:00pm- Tent Talk: Marcia DeSanctis, Andrew McCarthy & Lavinia Spalding - On the Detour

Travel writers Marcia DeSanctis, Andrew McCarthy and Lavinia Spalding in conversation about their extensive experiences traveling and the discoveries that are best made when plans change. Join them for stories and photographs from lesser-known locations all over the world, and explore the possibility that God is in the detour. Tickets $20.

5:00pm-11:00pm - Open Kitchen

Our mobile kitchen is open, serving dinner and snacks in the open air. Cassandra Purdy curates a changing dinner menu featuring locally sourced produce. Open to all. No reservation is required.

7:30pm-9:00pm - Performance: David Poe and C.C. White

An evening of original indie music on the farm with the composer of the scores of Pilobolus' Shadowland and Shadowland 2, David Poe and transfixing soul singer C.C. White. Tickets $40. Tickets to Late Night concerts are included in the price of admission for Headline Events.

9:00pm-9:30pm - Performance: Pop-Up Concert with Sumire Hirotsuru

Join us for a pop-up performance with violinist Sumire Hirotsuru. Free and Open to all! No reservation is required.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1

7:00pm-10:00pm - Film Screening: Far from the Tree

Screening of Rachel Dretzin's feature-length documentary adaptation of Andrew Solomon's book, Far From the Tree. Weaving together Solomon's beautiful prose with poignant interviews and verité scenes, Far from the Tree profiles families in which parents and their children have strikingly different identities. Featuring mothers and fathers who are learning to parent extraordinary children -- from those with dwarfism and Down Syndrome to those who are prodigies and transgendered -- the film explores the questions universal to all families about identity, difference and the ways in which adversity unites us and enriches our love for one another. Featuring a very special talk-back with the documentary's director, Rachel Dretzin, and a number of subjects of the film. Tickets $15.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

6:00pm-7:00pm - Performance: Pilobolus at Steep Rock

Join Pilobolus for a special sunset dance event. Free and Open to all! No reservation is required.

8:00pm-10:00pm - Chef's Dinner: Gabe McMackin

Gabe McMackin is a Michelin starred chef and owner of the Brooklyn hot spot The Finch. McMackin, who hails from Litchfield County, will create a meal with local farmers guaranteed to will blow your mind and delight your taste buds in this magical outdoor dinner experience. Tickets $150.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

5:30am-6:30am - Wellness: Sunrise Meditation

Start your day off right with a 5 Senses Dawn Meditation. Beginning with warmup movements, Jampa Stewart will then lead us in a special guided meditation celebrating and exploring the energy of our five senses. These sessions will end with a five senses energy self-massage to wake up and enliven your perceptions and brain. We will all meet at Valley Spirit then move to a nearby outdoor location and in case of rain we will stay sit at the serene studios of Valley Spirit. We invite you to bring blankets, cushions, or a small beach or lawn chair to sit on. Whatever keeps you comfortable. Jampa Stewart is co-owner of Valley Spirit Wellness Center in Washington Depot. Jampa has trained in and practiced meditation for over 50 years. He is a Tai Chi and Qigong master and is authorized to teach meditation in several different lineages. He has led meditation retreats throughout the U.S. and abroad. Free with RSVP.

8:00am-9:00am - Wellness: Lake & Field Exercise

Greet the morning with sunshine and fresh air! Get your day started with your blood pumping and a little sweat. This morning exercise class will take place outdoors, and is open to all levels of fitness. Bring a water bottle, clothes you can move in, running shoes, and a towel. Free with RSVP.

9:00am-10:30am - Wellness: Pilobolus Yoga

Join us for yoga under the sky. Connect with your creativity, commune with your body and your senses, and collaborate with the people around you. All levels welcome and no experience required - there will be something for everyone. Come prepared with an open mind and a readiness to try new things. Please bring a mat, towel, and nonrestrictive clothes you can move in. Tickets $15

10:00am-5:00pm - Creative Activity: Draftsmen and Dancers

New York Academy of Art draftsmen will be onsite all day, sketching Pilobolus dancers, Five Senses artists and Events. Free and open to all! No reservation is required!

10:30am-11:30am - Wellness: Connecting with Balance for Older Adults

A one-hour workshop tailored to helping seniors reconnect with their bodies and environment. Exercises in movement and balance guide participants to think creatively and build community through social engagement. Enjoy the fresh air and the open sky while developing strength and improving balance. This class is open to all levels of ability - even to those who remain seated throughout. Free with RSVP

2:00pm-3:00pm - Tent Talk: Mark Mennin & Peter Drake - On the Human Body

Sculptor Mark Mennin and painter Peter Drake in conversation on art and the human body.

3:00pm-5:00pm - Creative Activity: Mobile Art Room

Site-specific playful activities for 3 year olds through 103 year olds using found visual materials, creative movement, and music. Facilitated by Jessica Russel of Bantam's Art Room Atelier, Pilobolus Teaching Artists, and a variety of guest musicians! Free and Open to All! Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

5:00pm-9:00pm- Open Kitchen

Our mobile kitchen is open, serving dinner and snacks in the open air. Cassandra Purdy curates a changing dinner menu featuring locally sourced produce. Open to all. No reservation is required.

5:00pm-11:00pm - Speakeasy

An antique airstream speakeasy on the farm, nestled at the edge of the field, serving you an assortment of eclectic local and exotic libations. Spring Hill Wines produced right here on the property, Kent Falls Brewery beers from up the road, Averill's Orchard hard cider and a curated list of infused cocktails to bring you to your senses. Created by Cassandra Purdy, herbalist/mixologist Arvolyn Hill, and their team of chefs and collaborators. Open to all, 21+. No reservation is required.

5:30pm-6:30pm - Tent Talk: André Aciman and Michael Barker - On Sense Memory

André Aciman, author of the novel Call Me by Your Name, now a 2018 Oscar-winning film, in conversation with Michael Barker, Co-President and Co-Founder of Sony Pictures Classics. The two will discuss the idea of sense memory and the role that it plays in memoir and novel writing as well as movie making. Tickets $20.

8:00pm-9:30pm - Performance: Béla Fleck

Master of the Banjo, 15-time Grammy Winner Béla Fleck will perform his mindboggling banjo with surprise guests! Plus a sneak peek at the latest video he and Abigail Washburn made with Pilobolus. The solo concert will bring together all of Béla's diverse influences to create a flowing musical statement. Striving to illuminate the possibilities of the five string banjo, Fleck will use its unique properties to create new music for solo banjo, while reprising music from his 40+ years of performing. Tickets $40. Tickets to Late Night concerts are included in the price of admission for Headline Events.

9:30pm-11:00pm - Performance: Late Night with A Lua Alicia

Bossa Nova under the stars! A late night romantic open air concert on the outdoor stage featuring A Lua Alicia, a wonderful NYC Brazilian band led by our own Chrissy Armstrong, backed up by some first rate NYC musicians.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4

5:30am-6:30am - Wellness: Sunrise Meditation

Start your day off right with a 5 Senses Dawn Meditation. Beginning with warmup movements, Jampa Stewart will then lead us in a special guided meditation celebrating and exploring the energy of our five senses. These sessions will end with a five senses energy self-massage to wake up and enliven your perceptions and brain. We will all meet at Valley Spirit then move to a nearby outdoor location and in case of rain we will stay sit at the serene studios of Valley Spirit. We invite you to bring blankets, cushions, or a small beach or lawn chair to sit on. Whatever keeps you comfortable. Jampa Stewart is co-owner of Valley Spirit Wellness Center in Washington Depot. Jampa has trained in and practiced meditation for over 50 years. He is a Tai Chi and Qigong master and is authorized to teach meditation in several different lineages. He has led meditation retreats throughout the U.S. and abroad. Free with RSVP.

8:00am-9:00am - Wellness: Lake & Field Exercise

Greet the morning with sunshine and fresh air! Get your day started with your blood pumping and a little sweat. This morning exercise class will take place outdoors, and is open to all levels of fitness. Bring a water bottle, clothes you can move in, running shoes, and a towel. Free with RSVP.

9:00am-10:30am - Wellness: Pilobolus Yoga

Join us for yoga under the sky. Connect with your creativity, commune with your body and your senses, and collaborate with the people around you. All levels welcome and no experience required - there will be something for everyone. Come prepared with an open mind and a readiness to try new things. Please bring a mat, towel, and nonrestrictive clothes you can move in. Tickets $15.

10:30am-2:00pm - Symposium: Tech, Nature, & the Future of the Small Town

The theme of this symposium is the future of the small town and the power of localism as a source of societal change. It will explore the connection between Nature and Technology in a rural environment. A world oversaturated with noise and light and interruption takes an enormous toll on our sensory systems, impoverishing our experience, attention span and empathy for each other. Itamar Kubovy, executive producer of Pilobolus, and Bruce Mau, chief creative of Massive Change Network and winner of the 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, talk about the New Medium of "live" and unmediated five-senses design as a path to impact and engagement.

The future of the small town - An extended conversation with:

Bruce Mau- Designing for time

Alex McDowell- Building a world.

Charlie Melcher - New Culture - What is the future of storytelling.

Barnaby Churchill Steele - New Art Tech and Nature

Charles Adler - Kickstarter - New resources for capital and ingenuity

Rachel Schechtman - the future of retail

Jacob Marshall - engaging a Community through art.

Beau Lotto - The human brain and design

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11:00am-5:00pm - Pizza to the People

Pizza to the People is an area favorite, known for vending at music and yoga festivals all over New England for the past 8 years and particularly at our own Averill's Orchard here in Washington every Fall. They are an organic "farm-to-fire" pizza collective making delicious vegetarian wood-fired pizzas out of their handmade traditional brick dome, pulled by a green school bus. Founder and chef Cassandra Purdy started the business after cooking on an area organic farm for almost 10 years as a way to feature the area's bounty and work with friends outside of the "kitchen." Open to all. No reservation is required.

2:00pm-11:00pm - Speakeasy

An antique airstream speakeasy on the farm, nestled at the edge of the field, serving you an assortment of eclectic local and exotic libations. Spring Hill Wines produced right here on the property, Kent Falls Brewery beers from up the road, Averill's Orchard hard cider and a curated list of infused cocktails to bring you to your senses. Created by Cassandra Purdy, herbalist/mixologist Arvolyn Hill, and their team of chefs and collaborators. Open to all, 21+. No reservation is required.

3:00pm-5:00pm - Creative Activity: Mobile Art Room

Site-specific playful activities for 3 year olds through 103 year olds using found visual materials, creative movement, and music. Facilitated by Jessica Russel of Bantam's Art Room Atelier, Pilobolus Teaching Artists, and a variety of guest musicians! Free and Open to All! Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

6:00pm-8:00pm - Midsummer Night Dinner

An intimate community gathering on the field: a pre-show extravagant buffet meant to nourish and excite. Open seating perfect for coming with friends or showing up on your own to sit down and break bread with new folks. Created by Cassandra Purdy and her team of chefs and collaborators. Every week the menu will be different, and always supremely delicious! $20 tickets include Full Dinner.

8:00pm-10:00pm - Performance: Grammy-Winning Kiwi Pop Singer, KIMBRA

Join us for an intimate concert with Grammy-winning Kiwi Pop Singer, KIMBRA!! This international touring sensation joins us for an up-close performance in the Five Senses Festival tent on Bee Brook Road. Since emerging in 2010, Kimbra has continually evolved. 2012 saw her become a household name after dueting with Gotye on the ubiquitous RIAA quadruple-platinum-certified Somebody That I Used To Know, which went on to win both "Record of the Year" and "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance" at the 2013 GRAMMY® Awards. Kimbra made history as the third New Zealand singer to win a GRAMMY®. The Golden Echo found her progressing yet again and receiving the endorsement of Paste, Los Angeles Times, Spin, Consequence of Sound, and more along the way. Her new album, Primal Heart, is available now.

9:30pm-11:00pm - Late Night Dancing: DJ Doctor Arvolyn Hill

Locally-raised, Harlem-based DJ, herbalist, and artist Arvolyn Hill specializes in Motown and Funk, and spins hula hoops between records. Free and Open to all! No reservation is required.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

10:00am-3:00pm - Family Brunch 1

Delicious lazy Sunday offerings from our kitchen on the field. Come on down to sip a tin mug of coffee in one of our hammocks with a freshly made bagel. Every Sunday will have something unique to offer but you can count on Simpson and Vale iced teas and Sacred Grounds delicious cold nitro coffee. Roll out of bed and come hang out. Created by Cassandra Purdy and her team of chefs and collaborators. Open to all. No reservation is required.

12:00pm-2:00pm - Young Voices Coffeehouse

Join us in the amphitheater on Sunday afternoon to discover and support young voices in the Litchfield County area and beyond-solo acts, bands, poets, and short story writers-curated by Jacob Maren. Free! Please RSVP to reserve a seat.

2:00pm-3:00pm - Performance: Pilobolus Summer Workship Showing

Enjoy an informal showing by the participants of the Pilobolus Summer Workshop of the artistic processes they've been developing over the past week. Free and Open to All! Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

3:00pm-5:00pm - Creative Activity: Mobile Art Room

Site-specific playful activities for 3 year olds through 103 year olds using found visual materials, creative movement, and music. Facilitated by Jessica Russel of Bantam's Art Room Atelier, Pilobolus Teaching Artists, and a variety of guest musicians! Free and Open to All! Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

6:00pm-8:00pm - Open Kitchen

Our mobile kitchen is open, serving dinner and snacks in the open air. Cassandra Purdy curates a changing dinner menu featuring locally sourced produce. Open to all. No reservation is required.

7:30pm-9:30pm - Performance: Jeremy Denk

One of the world's finest pianists, Jeremy Denk is "a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination" (The New York Times). Winner of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, and the Avery Fisher Prize, Jeremy is giving us, thanks to a special delivery from Steinway of Greenwhich CT, a solo concert of Bach. This will be a gorgeous night of classical music to remember. Tickets $40.

9:30pm-11:00pm - Performance: Late Night with Ben Sollee

An evening with the Five Sense's Musician-in-Residence Ben Sollee. Admission included with Headliner ticket, or $10 (cash only) at the door.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

5:30am-6:30am - Wellness: Sunrise Meditation

Start your day off right with a 5 Senses Dawn Meditation. Beginning with warmup movements, Jampa Stewart will then lead us in a special guided meditation celebrating and exploring the energy of our five senses. These sessions will end with a five senses energy self-massage to wake up and enliven your perceptions and brain. We will all meet at Valley Spirit then move to a nearby outdoor location and in case of rain we will stay sit at the serene studios of Valley Spirit. We invite you to bring blankets, cushions, or a small beach or lawn chair to sit on. Whatever keeps you comfortable. Jampa Stewart is co-owner of Valley Spirit Wellness Center in Washington Depot. Jampa has trained in and practiced meditation for over 50 years. He is a Tai Chi and Qigong master and is authorized to teach meditation in several different lineages. He has led meditation retreats throughout the U.S. and abroad. Free with RSVP.

8:00am-9:00am - Wellness: Lake & Field Exercise

Greet the morning with sunshine and fresh air! Get your day started with your blood pumping and a little sweat. This morning exercise class will take place outdoors, and is open to all levels of fitness. Bring a water bottle, clothes you can move in, running shoes, and a towel. Free with RSVP.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

5:30am-6:30am - Wellness: Sunrise Meditation

Start your day off right with a 5 Senses Dawn Meditation. Beginning with warmup movements, Jampa Stewart will then lead us in a special guided meditation celebrating and exploring the energy of our five senses. These sessions will end with a five senses energy self-massage to wake up and enliven your perceptions and brain. We will all meet at Valley Spirit then move to a nearby outdoor location and in case of rain we will stay sit at the serene studios of Valley Spirit. We invite you to bring blankets, cushions, or a small beach or lawn chair to sit on. Whatever keeps you comfortable. Jampa Stewart is co-owner of Valley Spirit Wellness Center in Washington Depot. Jampa has trained in and practiced meditation for over 50 years. He is a Tai Chi and Qigong master and is authorized to teach meditation in several different lineages. He has led meditation retreats throughout the U.S. and abroad. Free with RSVP.

8:00am-9:00am - Wellness: Lake & Field Exercise

Greet the morning with sunshine and fresh air! Get your day started with your blood pumping and a little sweat. This morning exercise class will take place outdoors, and is open to all levels of fitness. Bring a water bottle, clothes you can move in, running shoes, and a towel. Free with RSVP.

9:00am-10:30am - Wellness: Pilobolus Yoga

Join us for yoga under the sky. Connect with your creativity, commune with your body and your senses, and collaborate with the people around you. All levels welcome and no experience required - there will be something for everyone. Come prepared with an open mind and a readiness to try new things. Please bring a mat, towel, and nonrestrictive clothes you can move in. Tickets $15.

11:00am -11:00pm- Pizza to the People

Pizza to the People is an area favorite, known for vending at music and yoga festivals all over New England for the past 8 years and particularly at our own Averill's Orchard here in Washington every Fall. They are an organic "farm-to-fire" pizza collective making delicious vegetarian wood-fired pizzas out of their handmade traditional brick dome, pulled by a green school bus. Founder and chef Cassandra Purdy started the business after cooking on an area organic farm for almost 10 years as a way to feature the area's bounty and work with friends outside of the "kitchen." Open to all. No reservation is required.

12:00pm-2:00pm - Performance: Pilobolus in "Pilobolus in a Fungus" Kids Show

Pilobolus Is a Fungus is an interactive performance for young audiences based on Pilobolus's recent site-specific commission by Jacob's Pillow titled Branches. The audience takes a journey through nature, perceiving the sounds, shapes, colors and movements of birds, water, trees, and of course, our namesake fungus, in new and unexpected ways. With the help of Pilobolus dancers, audience members learn to express their deep connection to the world through movement and dance. Free with RSVP.

3:00pm-4:30pm - Tent Talk: Laurie Santos - On Happiness

Recently featured on the cover of New York Magazine as one of the most influential teachers of her day, Laurie Santos teaches the most popular class at Yale University -- the subject: Living a Happy Life. Laurie will be talking about her work and discussing the most critical question we all face - how to be happy. Tickets $20.

3:00pm-11:00pm - Speakeasy

An antique airstream speakeasy on the farm, nestled at the edge of the field, serving you an assortment of eclectic local and exotic libations. Spring Hill Wines produced right here on the property, Kent Falls Brewery beers from up the road, Averill's Orchard hard cider and a curated list of infused cocktails to bring you to your senses. Created by Cassandra Purdy, herbalist/mixologist Arvolyn Hill, and their team of chefs and collaborators. Open to all, 21+. No reservation is required.

8:00pm-10:00pm - Performance: Pilobolus in "Come to Your Senses"

As the Festival comes to a close, come celebrate and see a sneak peek of Come to Your Senses, Pilobolus's new show, before it goes on tour. Two brand-new works and a live musical performance by west coast indie rocker and Pilobolus collaborator, Thao Nguyen, this is a chance to see Pilobolus in a way you've never seen us before. Please join us in a very special Festival Closing Ceremony after the show. Tickets $40.

10:00pm-11:00pm - Closing Night Party

Dance the night away as we celebrate the closing of the inaugural Five Senses Festival! Free and open to the public. No reservation is required.



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