Press Release: Performance and Time Arts presents new work in dance, music, film and spoken work by 18 local artists at College Hill Town Hall October 19-20, 2012
Performance and Time Arts presents new work in dance, music, film and spoken work by 18 local artists at College Hill Town Hall October 19-20, 2012
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What: Contemporary Dance Theater presents Performance and Time Arts
Description: Cincinnati’s longest-running performance art series, Performance and Time Arts presents a John Cage centennial tribute and works for tuba and electronics by Paul Schuette, Zach Larabee and Matthew Gray; modern dance and music by Aaron Michael Butler, Amanda Kurtz, Ashley Eastman and Chelsea Goettge; prose poetry by Jamey Dunham; Middle Eastern dance by Troupe Shuruq; performance mayhem by Bill Donnelly, and a short film by F. Keith Wahle.
Where: College Hill Town Hall (1805 Larch Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45224)
When: October 19-20, 2012 at 8:00pm
Tickets: $12 general admission and $8 for students and seniors at cdt-dance.org/pta through Thursday, April 19. At the door tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for students and seniors.
OCTOBER 15, 2012 — A project of Contemporary Dance Theater, Performance and Time Arts (PTA) is Cincinnati’s longest-running performance art series showcasing new work in dance, music, theater, spoken-word and multi-media. In the laboratory setting of the 1890s College Hill Town Hall, both seasoned and emerging artists share innovative work and experiments with Cincinnati audiences.
The first installment of the Performance and Time Arts 2012-13 series takes place October 19 and 20 at College Hill Town Hall, 1805 Larch Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45224. Both shows begin at 8:00pm.
Advance tickets may be purchased online at cdt-dance.org/pta through Thursday, October 18 for discounted rates of $12 general admission and $8 for students and seniors. At the door tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for students and seniors. Contemporary Dance Theater may be reached at (513) 591-1222.
The October program features performances by Aaron Michael Butler; Bill Donnelly; Jamey Dunham; Amanda Kurtz, Ashley Eastman and Chelsea Goettge; Paul Schuette, Zach Larabee and Matthew Gray; Troupe Shuruq; and F. Keith Wahle.
- Artistic director and founder of the nobrow.music.collective, Aaron Michael Butler will bring together his expansive view of modern music with modern dancers AMANDA KURTZ and ASHLEY EASTMAN to create a new work for PTA.
- BILL DONNELLY, a performance artist with a diabolical dance background, has now become close friends with the spoken (and sung) word. For this PTA he’ll discover the changes age brings to a performer by revisiting a 20-year old movement piece.
- Poet Jamey Dunham will read prose poetry from his book, The Bible of Lost Pets (Salt Modern Poets, 2009), which was awarded the inaugural Crashaw Prize for a debut collection.
- “bound into” is a new choreographic work by Amanda Kurtz exploring the many manifestations of ties that bind people to one another. It features dancers ASHLEY EASTMAN AND CHELSEA GOETTGE.
- Musician Paul Schuette has assembled two pieces: one a work by John Cage that entails inserting objects into recorder player cartridges, performed with Zach Larabee; and the other attempts to take the tuba’s sound and blend, smear and shade it in the same way a visual artist would create a charcoal drawing, performed with tubist Matthew Gray.
- Middle Eastern dance group Troupe Shuruq will perform an Egyptian cabaret piece to Layali Al Sharq (Oriental Night) and Zeina (Beautiful Woman), an original creation by the troupe members.
- F. Keith Wahle, best known to PTA audiences as a poet and performance artist, will present a very short silent film entitled “Night White,” originally shot in 16mm in 1969 during his college years at the University of Cincinnati.
The Performance and Time Arts series will continue its 2012-13 season on January 18 and 19, 2013; March 8 and 9, 2013, and end with a benefit evening for Contemporary Dance Theater on April 19 and 20.
Contemporary Dance Theater receives operating support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation, ArtsWave, the Ohio Arts Council and the National Performance Network.
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