With “quick hands, a voice like lightning” (Wall Street Journal) Afro-Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez leads a quartet of Rhumba virtuosi from Cuba, Venezuela and Peru in a performance of genrebusting musical innovations that remain distinctly soulful and deeply centered.
Complex, sexy, and irreverently imaginative, Tangram redraws the boundaries of dance, new circus, and physical theatre. Created and performed by ballerina Cristiana Casadio and circus artist Stefan Sing, this compelling production from Berlin encapsulates the human struggle.
From Blind Summit Theatre in Great Britain comes Moses, a cantankerous puppet who lives on a table and is having an existential crisis. “One of the more astonishing 70 minutes of theater, puppetry, whimsy, mischief, eye-hand-brain coordination and total brilliance to be exported from London in recent years.” – Chicago
For the kid in everyone comes a one-of-a-kind mash-up of radio drama and graphic storytelling.Three actors give voice to dozens of characters, one Foley artist creates hundreds of sound effects, and a keyboardist provides the music as 1,250 blow-your-mind comic-book images tell the story.
From the seeds of conflict comes an inspiring collaboration, as Bishara Haroni and Yaron Kohlberg, the preeminent pianists of their generation in their respective homelands – Palestine and Israel – bring “amal,” the Arabic word for hope – with a varied repertoire ranging from the baroque to the modern period.
With a theatrical sensibility of wit, style, and heart, Larry Keigwin presents an electrifying brand of contemporary choreography that engages the audience with the sheer unadulterated pleasure of dance. “… astonishing feats of dancing…a parcel of pure explosive energy...” – New York Times