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Memories and Fantasies
Midway Studios
Boston, MA
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Memories and Fantasies
This production is a collaboration among the performing organizations Fort Point Theatre Channel, Contrapose Dance, Kelley Donovan & Dancers, and Ensemble Warhol. The live music for this event has been prepared and will be conducted by Kim Diehnelt.

The evening begins with "La grenouille à grande bouche" (The Big Mouth Frog) which is a popular story told to children in Quebec to practice proper French pronunciation. Although based on a children's story, composer Mark Warhol, choreographer Lorraine Chapman, costumer Penney Pinette, and painter Heidi Zander have created an outrageous, stylistic, and sophisticated fantasy featuring bilingual narration.

Next on the program is "What is Stable Shifts, What is Solid Slips", a new dance work about decay, memory, and transformation by choreographer Kelley Donovan with costumes by Anna Zamarippa and featuring pianist Barbara Lieurance playing the music of Morton Feldman.

The second half of the evening is a presentation of "Jeanne's Fantasy", an excerpt from the opera "Jeanne" by Mark Warhol, which catches the heroine, Jeanne, day dreaming on the job. The production is a collaboration between Contrapose Dance and Ensemble Warhol. This performance will feature the work of choreographer Eve Summer, costumer Kathleen Doyle, and sculptor James Fuhrman.

The Fort Point Theatre Channel (www.fortpointtheatrechannel.org) is a community-based performance and production company, nurtured by the artistic talent that lives and works in Fort Point, enriching all of Boston and beyond. Marc Miller, artistic director.

Ensemble Warhol (www.markwarhol.net) is dedicated to the presentation of works by contemporary composers. All productions include a theatrical dimension as musicians work with actors, artists, dancers, sculptors, performance artists, stage directors, choreographers, authors, mimes, and are themselves sometimes called upon to integrate their instrumental or vocal performances into the stage action. Mark Warhol, artistic director.

Contrapose Dance (www.contraposedance.com) aims to bring new energy to the theater scene, in Boston and beyond, by commissioning innovative works that challenge choreographers, dancers, and audiences alike. Their productions challenge their choreographers, by pushing them to take creative risks; their dancers, by asking them to stretch their artistic and athletic abilities; and, finally, their audiences, by inviting them to set aside expectations and respond to the thrill of the new. Courtney Peix, artistic director.

Kelley Donovan & Dancers (http://kddcompany.wordpress.com) are noted for creating dance that investigates the internal world transformation and expresses the intimate self through movement, ranging from soft fluidity to athletic physicality. Kelley Donovan, artistic director.


Midway Studios
15 Channel Center St.
Boston, MA 02210
United States


Arts > Dance

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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