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The Faun runs Jan. 14 through Feb. 22 at Transylvania’s Morlan Gallery; exhibit features installation and dance performances based on Greek mythology

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Kentucky artist Dan Dutton transforms the Morlan Gallery into an environmental installation, The Faun, based on the Greek myths of Pan and the nymphs, Jan. 14 – Feb. 22. In conjunction with the exhibit, dance performances will be held in the gallery on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 12:20-1:15 and 6:30-7:25 p.m. The dancers’ movements will enact the myths and are guided, in part, with performance methods adapted from the Japanese tea ceremony and Noh theater. Noh, the oldest existing form of theater, grew out of a combination of Chinese forming arts and traditional Japanese dance.

The lyric texts of The Faun are derived from Nonnus, Ovid, the Homeric hymns, Sappho, Mallarme and Cherokee chant. The music is dance electronica featuring field recordings of native Kentucky insects, birds, and amphibians.

Gallery hours are weekdays noon-5 p.m. The gallery will also be open for the Lexington Gallery Hop Friday, Feb. 15, from 5-8 p.m.

The Morlan Gallery will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Monday, January 21.

For more information, contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120 or Morlan Gallery Director Andrea Fisher at (859) 233-8142.