Performance and Time Arts: April 17 & 18, 2015

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Friday & Saturday
April 17 & 18, 2015
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Available through Thursday, April 16
$12 general admission
$8 students and seniors
Please note: $1 per ticket charge added to web purchases
$15 general admission
$12 students and seniors
For questions about tickets:
(513) 591-1222 or dance@cdt-dance.org

What is Performance and Time Arts?

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 are given the opportunity to share innovative work and experiments with Cincinnati audiences.

Cincinnati CityBeat says PTA “consistently brings together the city’s most eclectic and edgy batch of performing arts.” 


PTA: Performance and Time Arts, April 2015 is produced by F. Keith Wahle & Gregory Rowland Evans

Contemporary Dance Theater will present the latest installment of the Performance and Time Arts series on Friday and Saturday, April 17 & 18, at 8:00 p.m. at the College Hill Town Hall, 1805 Larch Ave, Cincinnati.  The show on April 17-18 will be a patchwork of music, dance, and poetry.

Featured artists will include Roxanne Daly, Danielle Cadena Deulen, Turkar Gasimzada, Ivan Moscotta, Scarlett Rustemeyer, Evan Williams, and a collaboration between F. Keith Wahle, Gregory Rowland Evans, Shakira Rae Adams, and Bill Donnelly. The artists will be assisted by a host of friends and colleagues.

Turkar Gasimzada, originally from Azerbaijan, received his doctorate in composition from U.C.’s College Conservatory of Music last spring. He will present a cello solo entitled “confessions [9:27]”, performed by Gregory Rowland Evans, a fellow composer. The quiet, prayerful work, makes references to the Koran and to the Gospel of Luke, with the cellist whispering stray words from a poem by Mikayil Mushfig, an Azerbaijani poet murdered by Soviet invaders.

Ivan Moscotta will present a composition for solo voice, performed by mezzo-soprano Lauren McAllister, who recently received her Masters degree in music from CCM.

Evan Williams will present an electronic music composition, with dance solo performed by Ana Bird.

Choreographer Roxanne Daly will present a solo dance work entitled “Prime Time,” performed to railroad sounds.

Scarlett Rustemeyer will also perform her own dance solo, which will also include some of her own original poetry, and original music composed by Alexander Bachmann.

Danielle Cadena Deulen, the author of a collection of poetry entitled Lovely Asunder (University of Arkansas Press, 2011) and a collection of personal essays entitled The Riots (University of Georgia Press, 2011) will read a selection of her work.

Combining poetry, music, and dance, F. Keith Wahle will read a selection of four prose poems, with musical accompaniment by Gregory Evans on cello, and movement improvisations by Shakira Rae Adams and Bill Donnelly. The performance will be heavily improvisational, mixing some dark, unsettling elements into a performance that is basically humorous, and sometimes chaotic.

Anyone who craves something out of the ordinary and is interested in performance work which is experimental, modernist, collaborative, and sometimes improvisational will almost certainly find something to like in this edition of Performance and Time Arts, April 17-18.

Discounted advanced tickets available through Thursday, April 16

For the past nineteen years, the Performance and Time Arts series (p.t.a.) has been providing Cincinnati with challenging, experimental, alternative, and slightly off-the-wall art and entertainment, under the sponsorship of Contemporary Dance Theater.  Since the p.t.a. shows are curated by a variety of different producers, different shows can present a variety of different styles and aesthetic visions. 

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