Artifact Dance Project
An ancient story of heroism...
American jazz at its finest...
Inside the mind of an artist...
Three new choreographers...
...four world premieres for the 2017/2018 Artifact Season.
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Single tickets on sale August 9th.
New performance schedule
Thursday October 12 7:30pm
Sunday October 15 1pm
Sunday October 15 6pm
(no Friday or Saturday concerts due to UA Family Weekend and football game)
Artistic Director Ashley Bowman choreographs the world premiere of Judith, a story of heroism, struggle, power and spirituality. Art Historian Kevin Justus collaborates with Bowman to adapt the ancient story of the "Book of Judith", one of the Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical books of the Bible, dating back to the 2nd century B.C. Known for fusing contemporary movement, acting, and narrative, Artifact tells the tale of Judith, who goes against the great general Holofernes, commanded by the ruthless King Nebuchadnezzar. Ilaria Guerra dances the role of Judith.
November 16-19, 2017
Rooted in downtown Tucson's historic arts warehouse district, Artifact Dance Project continues its series of collaborations with local bands. For this fall concert, singer Rebecca Carlson and musician/composer Chris Black come together to perform iconic American jazz songs from the past to present day. The choreography and essence will capture New York City during the 1940s.
MARCH 22-25, 2018
Artifact Dance Project takes on the life and spirit of the legendary artist, Frida Kahlo, in a moving collaboration with musicians Lane Harmon and Roger King, who brought the project to choreographer Ashley Bowman. Frida's powerful artwork and complicated journey with her partner, painter and muralist Diego Rivera, influences the staging, music and costuming. Claire Hancock dances the role of Frida and actor David Alexander Johnston takes on the role of Diego Rivera.
MAY 3-6, 2018
Three up-and-coming choreographers premiere original works in an intimate studio concert. Working with Artistic Director Ashley Bowman, they will push creative boundaries, providing an exceptional opportunity for the audience to experience this next generation of talent. Choreographers include Allie Knuth, Samuel Kraus and Nate Myer.
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