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Sha Sha Higby Performance

November 15, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sha Sha Higby

Friday, November 15, 2013
7:30pm at Kayhi Auditorium 

Tickets available at the door!

Wearable Art & Sculpture Workshop
Saturday, November 16, 2013
10:00am – 3:00pm at the Main Street Gallery

Sculpture Workshop: “Wire Forms in Light”
Learn to sculpt an illuminated 3-dimensional form out of wire with World of Wearable artist Sha Sha Higby. $20 workshop fee covers your supplies. Bring your lunch, optional lunch break from noon-1:00. Open to the public. Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is necessary. Register by calling the Arts Council at 225-2211.


International performance/sculptural artist, Sha Sha Higby is known for her evocative and haunting performances using the exquisite and ephemeral body sculpture she meticulously creates herself and moves within. Elaborate sculptural costume, dance, and puppetry explore magic and emotion, creating an atmospheric world within the borders between death and life. Wearable artists and fans, this performance is not to be missed!

Artists Statement:

“I approach dance through the medium of sculpture. I interweave painterly manipulation of physical materials and textures I make one by one from wood, paper, silk, ceramic and gold leaf with a labyrinth of delicate props. My work strives to create a path where movement and stillness meet. Shreds of memory lace into a drama of a thousand intricate pieces, slowly moving, stirring our memory toward a sense of patience and timelessness.

Performance is the discovery of things as they happen at that moment for the first time. Nothing is rehearsed. The variable elements that are brought to each performance are painstakingly assembled. When these new things are discovered on stage, it is as if the audience and myself for one moment actually feel like the same being, momentarily fascinated by the same thing. Yet each person’s interpretation is different from the other, one of the parts comprising the whole. The audience is like the many strings of a tent, supporting and encapsulating the environment within the canvas billows.

To assemble the parts of a performance, I make things with my hands out of many materials. The handmade parts of the costume are my door into performance. The costume, along with its set and props, takes nearly two years to develop. I develop the costume and performance together so that at any point during the two year period, it’ development could be seen, and could be considered complete. But the longer I work on the costume/sculptures they become fuller with more environment around them. I love making beautiful objects, as well as taking them into movement and life.”



November 15, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Kayhi Auditorium
Ketchikan, AK United States