Collaborations in Dance and Sculpture

Wednesday October 14, 2009 at 7PM


Reyes + Davis is pleased to present an evening of art and dance with Sculptor Michael Enn Sirvet, and dancers Shems and Sebastian Rousseau.


Michael Enn Sirvet is a sculptor and structural engineer whose work reflects his interest of the interplay of nature and manmade structures. This has also lead him to view the influence of movement and dance in regard to his artwork, and to relationships with artists who pursue dance as an art form. Two of his friends, Shems and Sebastian Rousseau will perform on Wednesday October 14th among his sculpture presently exhibited at Reyes + Davis. Michael attended Fordham University in New York City and the University of Maryland. A Fellow at Hamiltonian Gallery on U Street, he currently lives in Washington, DC.


Originally from Utah, Shems approaches her dance as an art form. She has trained for the past 12 years, and has performed at a wide variety of professional venues. Outside of Oriental dance Shems is a visual artist. She has her bachelors in Fine Arts from Utah State University and is currently studying at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She works in multiple mediums including painting, video, audio and installation.  Shems moved to the DC area in 2004.

Sebastian Rousseau received his formal dance education training at John Neumeier’s Hamburg Ballet School, Washington School of Ballet, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Miami City Ballet School. In 2006 he joined Ballet Austin, moving on to join the Sacramento Ballet in 2007, performing both classical and new contemporary works. Under the guidance of William Forsythe protégé Alessio Silvestrin, Sebastian recently completed a professional workshop for Improvisational Techniques. He is currently living in the D.C. Metro area.


Refreshments generously provided by Perry’s Restaurant in Adams Morgan.

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