Friday, August 19, 2016

Artifact Dance Project: Season Welcome Event & Dance Photography Gallery Opening


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Sent: Friday, August 19, 2016 2:18 AM
Subject: Season Welcome Event & Dance Photography Gallery Opening



Artifact Dance Project

Saturday September 10th, 3-5pm
Artifact Dance Project Studios, 17 East Toole

Enjoy a demonstration and presentation surrounding our season launch production, Animal Farm, as well as 16 new large photographs by well-known dance photographer, Ed Flores, featuring Artifact company dancers.
Admission is free.

Please RSVP via email to

Animal Farm
265 South Church Avenue
Thursday, October 6, 7:30pm
Friday, October 7, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 8, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 9, 2:00pm

$27 general admission

Artifact Dance Project opens the season with an innovative and unique adaption of George Orwell's famous short novel, Animal Farm. Performed inside MOCA (Tucson's Museum of Contemporary Art), Animal Farm is an art installation of movement and music portraying one of society's most famous and controversial narratives. Musician and art historian Kevin Justus adapts the story especially for dance, working alongside choreographer and Artistic Director, Ashley Bowman. A fusion of ballet and modern mixed with animalistic qualities, the movement, performed by ten professional dancers, portrays the distinctive characters in the story. The performance takes place inside a set piece - a 30'x20' box filled with dirt, mimicking a pig pen - with the audience seated in the round. Lighting by Daniel Kersh will emphasize the dark and dramatic nature of the story. Set designer, David Alexander Johnston creates the famous windmill. The powerful voice of mezzo-soprano Korby Myrick along with the celebrated Tucson Girls Chorus, directed by Marcela Molina, will sing works by composers from early Renaissance to modern day. Pianist Mary Turcotte will play selections from composers including Johann Sebastian Bach, joined by cello and violin. Artifact Dance Project's premiere of Animal Farm will be unlike any version of the story yet produced.



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