Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Backstage with Artifact: Behind the Scenes for our production of Frida


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Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 9:14 AM
Subject: Backstage with Artifact is March 3rd!


Artifact Dance Project


Join us for
Backstage with Artifact
Behind the Scenes for our production of Frida
Saturday, March 3, 2018

Artifact Dance Project studio space in downtown Tucson
17 E. Toole Ave. 85701
This event is free and open to the public.

Discover how our latest project, Frida, is created. Hear from choreographer Ashley Bowman and collaborator/musician Lane Harmon. Meet Claire Hancock who dances the title role of Frida and David Alexander Johnston who plays the lead role of Diego Rivera.  Listen to our professional dancers share their stories of living a life in the arts. Participate in a Q & A session with the company led by Artifact Board Chair Fran Griesing. Enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments as you watch an authentic rehearsal process.

RSVP to David Shack, General Manager
(guests most welcome)




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Artistic Director and choreographer Ashley Bowman collaborates with musicians Lane Harmon and Roger King, taking on the life and spirit of the legendary artist, Frida Kahlo. Frida's powerful artwork and complicated journey with her partner, painter and muralist Diego Rivera, influences the original music and movement created for this production. The music, written by Harmon and King, is inspired by Frida's artistically potent self-representations, her playfulness and humor, and her bold and courageous understanding of physical and psychological pain. The choreography fuses contemporary dance with acting. Together, Bowman and Harmon interpret a raw and emotional side of one of the most famous women in recent history. Artistic Director Claire Hancock dances the role of Frida, showing the intensity and deeply human qualities of this iconic woman. Tucson-based and well-known actor David Alexander Johnston plays the part of Diego Rivera. A cast of 10 dancers portray symbols of both Frida and Diego's art. The cast includes Marquez Johnson, Lauren Renteria, Nathanael Myers, Jeff Griffith, Hanna Moreno, Samantha McKinney, Kendra Howell, Lyna Ward, and Carole Mueller. A band of talented musicians performs the music: Heather Hardy on violin, Danny Brito on drums, Mike Levy on bass, Matt Mitchell on guitar, Roger King on guitar and vocals, and Lane Harmon on vocals. As special guests, The Tucson Girls Chorus, directed by Marcela Molina, joins the production. Frida is a collaboration between many artists, provoking thought and universal resonance with original movement and music at its core.





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