The Ackland Art Museum will serve as a forum where one form of art will interact with another this month.
On March 15, The Ackland will host performances inspired by artist Yayoi Kusama. The Ackland has an exhibit on display titled "Yayoi Kusama: Open the Shape Called Love." The exhibit opened on Jan. 31 and will close on April 12.
The live performances being held are in conjunction with the series and will be the third dance performance in relation to the exhibit.
Killian Manning is the choreographer for the upcoming performances. Manning is a professor at UNC-Greensboro with scholarly interests in performance studies, cultural studies, feminist theories, embodiment, and identity. She has also been a choreographer for 35 years.
In addition to a dance performance in the gallery, Manning has also choreographed a piece that will be combined with an experimental film titled "Self-Obliteration (1967)." Manning said she drew a lot of her inspiration from Kusama’s battle with obsessive-compulsive disorder.