Friday, September 23, 2016


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
Concert length: approximately 1 hour with no intermission

Artifact Dance Project opens the season with an innovative and unique adaptation 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 Artistic Director, Ashley Bowman. Claire Hancock, Logan Moon Penisten, and Ryan Lawrence choreograph a fusion of ballet and modern mixed with animalistic qualities. The movement, performed by eleven professional dancers, depicts 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 Robert Marshall on cello and Grace Kawamura on violin. Artifact Dance Project’s premiere of Animal Farm will be unlike any version of the story yet produced. (photo by Ed Flores featuring Ryan Lawrence and Logan Penisten) / Design by Ashley Bowman


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