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Press Release: Performance and Time Arts’ avant garde music, dance, opera, and performance art

 

PRESS RELEASE Contact:
JOHN P. BRUGGEN, PRODUCER
john@cdt-dance.org
859-620-9240
www.cdt-dance.org/press

 

 
 

Performance and Time Arts presents new work in avant-garde music, dance, opera and performance art at College Hill Town Hall March 8-9.

QUICK SUMMARYPlease add this event to your calendar listings.

  EVENT: Contemporary Dance Theater presents Performance and Time Arts
  VENUE: College Hill Town Hall (1805 Larch Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45224)
  DATES: Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, 2013 at 8:00pm
  TICKETS:

$12 general admission and $8 for students and seniors at cdt-dance.org/pta through Thursday, March 7. At the door, tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for students and seniors.

  DESCRIPTION: Cincinnati’s longest-running performance art series, Performance and Time Arts presents modern dance by Jill Becker and Melissa Heston, comic opera by Jennifer Jolley and Kendall A, percussion by Allen Otte, performance art by Louise Smith, and an interactive dance and sound piece by Karen Wissel and Kazuaki Shiota.
  MORE INFO: Visit cdt-dance.org/pta
  IMAGES: Visit cdt-dance.org/press
     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 third installment of the Performance and Time Arts 2012-13 series takes place March 8 and 9 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, March 7 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 March program features new work by JILL BECKER, MELISSA HESTON, NORTH AMERICAN NEW OPERA WORKSHOP, ALLEN OTTE, LOUISE SMITH, and KAREN WISSEL AND KAZUAKI SHIOTA.

A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts choreographer’s fellowship and director of her own New York City-based company from 1980-86, JILL BECKER has toured extensively throughout Europe and North America. She brings two short dance pieces to PTA: one that deals with deals with the awkwardness of speaking before words and ideas have fully formed, and the other a medley of characters in a miniskirt and hiking boots.

Dance and theatre artist MELISSA HESTON will perform A Mi Manera/My Way, which ponders the lengths women might go to in order to achieve success. Heston brings her substantial athletic prowess as a triathlete to bear by comparing the work of a female CEO and a female matador.

JENNIFER JOLLEY and KENDALL A, co-founders of NORTH AMERICA NEW OPERA WORKSHOP (NANOWorks), present The Bubble, a short comic opera based on the mid-2000s rise of the U.S. housing market, and modeled after silent film and vaudeville-era comedy.

ALLEN OTTE, founder of Percussion Group/Cincinnati, believes percussionists should function in our time as string quartets did in Beethoven’s. He is known internationally in the avant-garde music world and returns to PTA as performer and composer of a new work, Fragments of Sappho, for speaking percussionist.

Obie and Bessie award winning actress, LOUISE SMITH, (who has worked with such visionaries as Ann Bogart, Meredith Monk, Ann Hamilton, and Ping Chong + Company), will premiere One Don’t Operate Without the Other, a new work that tells a story about seeing things that are not there, told with music and silence, light and dark, puppet and performer.

KAREN WISSEL and KAZUAKI SHIOTA return to PTA with their Human Motion Wind Chimes, an interactive sound system that allows dancers and musicians to interact. Their Reverie is a dance piece based on the moments when the mind drifts between reality and fantasy, dream and waking life.

The Performance and Time Arts series will end its 2012-13 season with a benefit evening for Contemporary Dance Theater on April 19 and 20.

For more information on PTA, visit www.cdt-dance.org/pta or www.facebook.com/TimeArts

Contemporary Dance Theater may be found online at www.cdt-dance.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/contemporarydancetheater.

Contemporary Dance Theater receives operating support Ohio Arts Council and project support from ArtsWave.

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This press release and others are available online at cdt-dance.org/press.

 

PHOTO DOWNLOADS

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    Jill Becker brings two short dance pieces, one in a miniskirt and hiking boots, to the Performance and Time Arts series March 8 and 9. DOWNLOAD HERE
    North America New Opera Works bring a short comic opera based on the 2000s housing bubble to the Performance and Time Arts series March 8 and 9. DOWNLOAD HERE
    Melissa Heston compares the paths of a female CEO and a female matador in a new dance piece for the Performance and Time Arts series March 8 and 9. DOWNLOAD HERE
    Allen Otte brings a new work for speaking percussionist to the Performance and Time Arts series March 8 and 9. DOWNLOAD HERE
    Kazuaki Shiota brings an interactive sound system called Human Motion Wind Chimes to accompany dancer Karen Wissel at the Performance and Time Arts series March 8 and 9. DOWNLOAD HERE
    Louise Smith incorporates music and puppetry into a performance about seeing things that are not there at the Performance and Time Arts series March 8 and 9. DOWNLOAD HERE
    Karen Wissel performs with an interactive sound system called Human Motion Wind Chimes at the Performance and Time Arts series March 8 and 9. DOWNLOAD HERE

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1805 Larch Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45224

 

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