Lines of Movement, Lines of Modernism: Butler-Jaffe House Tour with Storytelling and Dance Performance
The 1971 Butler-Jaffe House in Indian Canyons is an exquisite showcase for second-wave midcentury modernism. Fifty years after its construction, the house provides Modernism Week 2021 attendees a unique chance to experience its architecture, design, and style alongside stories, songs and dances belonging to and inspired by the area's indigenous peoples.
Attendees will savor the home’s 2014 interior architectural remodel and interiors by Michael David Bourque Modern Designs. Outside, they’ll take in the home’s stunning dry-climate landscaping and spectacular vistas and views of south Palm Springs, including the famed historic Indian Canyons Golf Resort north course. They will also take in onsite, live performances of Cahuilla Indian bird song and storytelling by Mike Mirelez and his troupe from the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Reservation along with images and words inspired by the 1961 modernist film classic The Exiles, directed by the late Kent MacKenzie.
In the living room and on the pool deck, guests will finally collect for a unique on-site modern dance theatre piece choreographed by Michael Nickerson-Rossi founder of the Palm Springs International Dance Festival. Performed by dancers from the Nickerson-Rossi Dance company, the pieces embrace modernism, movement, and migration, and honors the local Native Americans whose land the house sits on. Light refreshments will be served.
Things to Know
This event is for ages 21 and older.
Temperature checks will occur at entry. Hand sanitizer will be provided at check-in. Booties and face coverings required for all guests.
Capacity have been limited and the house and gardens are large enough for tour participants to physically distance.
Street parking is available. Please respect the residents of the neighborhood.
This event has some exterior and/or interior steps.
The organizer of this event is Nickerson-Rossi Dance | Palm Springs International Dance Festival with Tigerbear Productions.
Event Check-in Location
The location of this event will be printed on the ticket.
Photo Credits: Martin Knowles Photo/Media (@mkphotomedia), Michael Andre Photography, Nickerson-Rossi Dance, Mike Mirelez Bird Singers
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