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Performance Dinner


Feast at
Stone Ridge

Convergence, is site specific collaborative concept developed by Marina Sartori of which the Feast at Stone Ridge was the third happening in a series.

Conceived and curated by Marina, this participatory performance dinner was created in collaboration Lisette Wong and Reinhold Spiegler, as well as Pia Cisternino and Jenny Peace.

Taking its inspiration in a sense of place, and the agricultural cycle of the four seasons, the event integrated food, hand-crafted ceramics, art, video and sound design, and the “complicity” of the participants.


The cavernous, reverberant space of a rural barn is the setting for a participatory performance dinner. The agrarian space, the life cycle of seeding, growing and cultivating – also as a metaphor for artistic creation – and the changing of the seasons influence the dinner performance, the menu, and the spatial installation.

The guests participate in a “dinner dance”, moving from table to table between courses, and taking part in readings.  It is Spring when the natural world is starting to grow and new beginnings are possible.

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artistic contributors: Lisette Wong, Reinhold Spiegler, Jenny Peace, Pia Cisternino, Andy Freeberg, Michael Rubottom, Muireann O’Callaghan, Steve Weir, Sylvia Weir, John Geralis, Lisa Rowe-Beddoe

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