Boulevard Dreamers Portraits

In Boulevard Dreamers, studio photographs of participating groups hang in the Franklin’s pavilion space, transformed into a ‘Green Room’ like celebrity portraits in a popular restaurant, serving as a preview (and now the residue) of the night’s events. The backdrop of these portraits, and the pavilion itself, is dotted with paint-splattered LPs. Baggesen and Leenaars describe their project as an exploration of “how we are moved by the agency of desire and the magical allure of being in the spotlight,” and instead of showcasing high-profile celebrities the work makes celebrities of performers who are known mainly within their own local communities, including seasoned storytellers, teen poets, dancers, and young singer-songwriters.

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Anni Holm

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Dasha Philippova

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Edra Soto and Dan Sullivan

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In The Spirit: Zahra Baker, Emily Lansana

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Michael Soto and Madeleine Aguilar

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Najwa Dance Corps

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Rebirth

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Plain White Tom

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Jim Dorling