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SYBARITE5

SYBARITE5

[2018-2019 Season]“Their rock star status…is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all out passionate attack transfixes the audience…”That is how the Sarasota Herald Tribune described SYBARITE5, the first group of its kind to win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. Comprised of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass, SYBARITE5 has taken audiences by storm all across the US, forever changing the perception of chamber music performance. From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules... Read More

Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance

Pancho Villa From A Safe Distance

[2018-2019 Season]Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance is a bilingual cross-border opera about the life and death of Pancho Villa.  Commissioned by Ballroom Marfa, the project is the third installment of The Marfa Triptych, a genre-hopping trilogy of musical performances by visionary composer Graham Reynolds. The opera is an insightful examination of the Mexican and Mexican-American impact on the culture and politics of West Texas, contributing to the current and timely conversation about borders and the limitations of the concept of delineated states... Read More

Miwa Matreyek: Myth and Infrastructure and This World Made Itself

Miwa Matreyek: Myth and Infrastructure and This World Made Itself

[2018-2019 Season] Miwa Matreyek is an animator, director, designer and performer based in Los Angeles.  Matreyek’s work blurs the line between real and unreal. Coming from a background in animation by way of collage, Miwa Matreyek is a performance artist who creates live, staged performances where she interacts with her animations as a shadow silhouette, creating work at the cross section of cinematic and theatrical, fanatical and tangible, illusionistic and physical. Her work exists in a dreamlike visual narrative space, emotionally guiding the audience through narratives that weave together surreal and poetic moments, highilghting the conflict between man and nature.  .. Read More

Eisenhower Dance Detroit

Eisenhower Dance Detroit

[2018-2019 Season] Eisenhower Dance Detroit has spent the past 27 years giving life to the repertoire of internationally known choreographers, as well as the highly acclaimed work of Founding Artistic Director Laurie Eisenhower. This year, Eisenhower Dance begins a new chapter as Stephanie Pizzo assumes the role of Artistic Director of Eisenhower Dance.  She plans to continue to expand the company’s innovation and artistic vision while honoring the legacy of Eisenhower Dance’s founder. Established in metro Detroit by Eisenhower in 1991, the Company presents an annual subscription series and tours internationally.  .. Read More

Koresh Dance Company

Koresh Dance Company

[2018-2019 Season] Koresh Dance Company was founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director Ronen (Roni) Koresh. Known for its engaging performance and technically superb dancers, the company performs critically acclaimed works at its biannual Philadelphia seasons, as well as in touring performances around the country. Koresh has been hailed internationally, touring to destinations including Spain, Turkey, Israel, South Korea, Mexico, and Guatemala. Over the years, Roni has developed a vast repertoire of work that ranges from explosive and passionate to intimate and restrained.  .. Read More

 Q Brothers - Q Gents

Q Brothers - Q Gents

[2017-2018 Season] The Q Brothers return to high school in their hip hop reimagining of Two Gentlemen of Verona. Proteus and Valentine are high school football stars at Verona College Prep who learn a thing or two about love, learning and loyalty. Over twenty characters are played by two actors who never leave the stage in this 75-minute wild ride.  The Q Brothers, GQ, and JQ, have created and appeared in award-winning, internationally acclaimed productions with company members Jackson Doran and Postell Pringle, including Othello: The Remix and Funk it Up About Nothin’—both musical, hip-hop “ad-RAP-tations” of Shakespeare’s classics—and A Q Brothers’ Christmas Carol, written with Doran and Pringle, based on the..... Read More

Sarah Kilborne

Sarah Kilborne

[2017-2018 Season]The Lavender Blues is a showcase of queer music before World War II.  It is music history. It is queer history. It is women's history. It is entertainment. It is life. "Girls were girls and boys were boys when I was a tot. Now we don't know who is who or even what's what!"  (Gwen Farrar, 1926)      With The Lavender Blues, modern cabaret performer Sarah Kilborne brings to light for the first time the quiet, yet powerful emergence between the world wars of songs that spoke about what it was like to be gay or "in the life."                                .. Read More

 Griffin Theatre Company

Griffin Theatre Company

[2017-2018 Season]Letters Home, performed by the Griffin Theatre Company, puts the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. This play gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldiers’ experiences while deployed and separated from family and loved ones. The production is inspired by the New York Times Op-Ed Article “The Things They Wrote” and the subsequent HBO documentary Last Letters Home, and additionally uses letters and correspondences from Frank Schaeffer’s books, Voices From the Front, Letters Home From America’s Military Family, Faith of Our Sons, and Keeping Faith.  .. Read More

RIRIE-WOODBURY DANCE COMPANY

RIRIE-WOODBURY DANCE COMPANY

[2017-2018 Season] Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is Utah's most established institution for contemporary dance. The Company actively embraces and commissions the work of contemporary choreographers, tours worldwide, and develops dynamic education and community outreach programming. Through performance and educational undertakings, the Company pursues its mission to make dance a viable part of everyone’s lives – whether it be as creators, performers, dance educators, critics, or as participating audience members. Over the 53 years of its history, Ririe-Woodbury has toured nationally and internationally, always advocating the philosophy that “dance is for everybody.” .. Read More

La Juerga Flamenco Ensembl

La Juerga Flamenco Ensembl

[2017-2018 Season] La Juerga Flamenco Ensemble presents "Sin Barreras”. This show is true to its name in that it presents a flamenco without boundaries, uniting artists from various point of origin including France, Spain, Argentina, Venezuela, and The U.S. In this show, La Juerga presents a flamenco rooted in tradition with a paradigm and structure based on tablao style flamenco or flamenco seen in the taverns of Spain. It is musically driven, spontaneous, with room for improvisation. At the same time, La Juerga highlights the currents state in flamencos evolution by exploring and infusing the show with contemporary ideas. Sin Barreras will feature Illeana Gomez, a dancer for La Juerga Flamenco Ensemble.  .. Read More

ETHEL’s Documerica

ETHEL’s Documerica

[2016-2017 Season]ETHEL'S DOCUMERICA is a meditation on America’s relationship to our land, our resources, and ourselves, Documerica is a multimedia concert that melds multiple screen video projections with original music by some of today’s top composers. Documerica is performed with electrifying virtuosity by the post modern quartet ETHEL. Described by The New York Times as "new music bonding with old images in rich, provocative and moving ways," this evening-long program was created in collaboration with projection designer Deborah Johnson and directed by Steve Cosson... Read More

Improvised Shakespeare Company

Improvised Shakespeare Company

[2016-2017 Season] Sold out to Chicago audiences since 2005, The “staggeringly brilliant” (TimeOut Chicago) Improvised Shakespeare Company is sure to delight. With fully improvised Shakespearian dialogue, each show is distinct. The characters are formed as the show goes on and no one knows where the show will lead, not even the actors! Using language and themes from William Shakespeare, the all male cast creates a night of “off the cuff comedy” while allowing a brand new story to unfold... Read More

The United States Army Field Band Concert Band & Soldiers' Chorus

The United States Army Field Band Concert Band & Soldiers' Chorus

[2016-2017 Season] Described as the “greatest military chorus in the world,” by Erich Kunzel, the Soldier’s Chorus of the United States Army is a diverse vocal complement of the United States Army Field Band of Washington D.C. The 29 member chorale travels both nationally and abroad to bring their “musical excellence and inspiring patriotism” to audiences everywhere. What makes this chorus unique is the diverse musical backgrounds of the members, ranging from opera to vocal coaching to musical theatre.   .. Read More

Together Third Rail Project

Together Third Rail Project "New Immersive Piece"

[2016-2017 Season] Together Third Rail Projects with Texas A & M University faculty and students from Dance, Theatre, Music and Visualization will create a new immersive theatre piece that will captivate audiences. The live performers are students from the Dance Program and Performance Studies—the production will feature Video projections and architectural sound installations created by Architecture faculty and students.  .. Read More

The Clothesline Muse

The Clothesline Muse

[2016-2017 Season] “Before we were online, there was the clothesline…”  Originally created as a dance by Dr. Kariami Welsh, The Clothesline Muse has been extended into a theatrical, evening length piece with the help of contributors, Nnenna Freelon and Maya Freelon Asante. Centered around Grandma Blu, an elderly washerwoman, storyteller and owner of Blu's Hand Laundry, and her young, feminist, afro-futurist, granddaughter, Mary Mack, this intergenerational piece brings to light the importance of appreciating one’s culture... Read More

New York Shakespeare Exchange

New York Shakespeare Exchange

[2016-2017 Season] "This young company is not just promising, It's delivering." -TimeOutNY New York Shakespeare Exchange offers innovative theatrical programming that explores what happens when contemporary culture is infused with Shakespearean poetry and themes in unexpected ways. We provide fresh points of entry to the work so that modern audiences will be exposed to the intrinsic power of Shakespeare. Our goal is to encourage an enthusiastic appreciation of classical theater and to expand the reach of the art form within new and existing audiences... Read More

Eisenhower Dance Company

Eisenhower Dance Company

[2016-2017 Season] Created in 1991 by Laura Eisenhower, the small Detroit company has expanded to an award winning company, winning the Artserve Michigan Governor’s Award for Arts and Culture in 2003, and was named a Kresge Arts Fellow in 2012. The Eisenhower Dance Company performs nationwide, as well as in Europe and Russia. The Eisenhower Dance Centers serve as a home base for the company while housing educational programs. The centers have expanded from one center in Detroit to 3 schools in Rochester, Birmingham, and Franklin, MI. The schools teach both pre-professional and recreational dancers... Read More

Split Knuckle Theatre

Split Knuckle Theatre

[2015-2016 Season]THE CURIOUS CASE OF PHINEAS GAGE is inspired by the life and times of Phineas Gage, one of the most famous cases of traumatic brain injury in all of neuroscience. In this hysterical journey reminiscent of Monty Python, a trio of 19th century conspiracy theorists follows young Phineas' exploits in PT Barnum's freakshow as he discovers the secret history of psychic aliens on Earth.  .. Read More

60 X 60

60 X 60

[2015-2016 Season] Sixty one-minute musical compositions partnered with works by TAMU students and faculty from theatre, dance and visual art... Read More

DJ Spooky - Peace Symphony: 8 Stories

DJ Spooky - Peace Symphony: 8 Stories

[2015-2016 Season] Inspired by the everyday stories of the last remaining survivors of the nuclear bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky has created Peace Symphony: 8 Stories. The idea behind this work came from Miller’s personal interaction with eight Hibakusha (被爆者 Atomic bomb survivors) on Peace Boat’s 83rd Global Voyage (Peace Boat is an international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment) where Miller recently served as a guest educator and artist-in-residence... Read More

RIOULT Dance NY

RIOULT Dance NY

[2015-2016 Season] Founded in 1994, RIOULT Dance NY fast became an established name in modern dance with a reputation for presenting the sensual, articulate, and exquisitely musical works of Pascal Rioult. The New York City-based dance company presents an annual New York season, tours internationally, conducts extensive in-school arts education and community outreach programs, and offers dance training to the public through classes, workshops, and intensives... Read More