Fort Point Theatre Channel and Contrapose Dance present

CHANNEL/DANCE:
AN EVENING OF MOVEMENT, ART, AND THEATER

8 pm, February 13-14, 2015
Atlantic Wharf
290 Congress Street, Boston, MA

Curated by Courtney Peix and Marc S. Miller

FREE

Channel/Dance, coming on Friday the Thirteenth of February and Valentine’s Day, offers endless possibilities for good luck and good feelings when ten of Boston’s adventurous choreographers collaborate with painters, photographers, playwrights, and other artists to create short movement works with imaginative and far-reaching visual and audio impact. Add the ingredients of a half-dozen of the briefest of movement-themed plays, and the result is an invigorating performance experience that surprises with its twists and turns.

Contrapose Dance and Fort Point Theatre Channel have assembled eight teams, each joining choreographers with artists from non-dance disciplines, to collaborate in inventing performance works of under six minutes each. Juxtaposed with these movement pieces, the evening features six new plays, each less than two minutes long. Selected from 80 submissions received from playwrights around the world, each has a connection to dance.

This collaboration with Contrapose Dance will be the thirteenth in Fort Point Theatre Channel’s always surprising and exciting Exclamation Point! series of short new works.

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EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

The creative pursuits of Fort Point Theatre Channel’s 15 artistic directors extend far beyond our collective work. Here are a few of our upcoming projects:

Olivia Brownlee continues her Singles Project, a self-directed promise to produce one recording of an original song per month for at least the next five months, at most the rest of her life. And check out her work with Music as a Second Language.

In February at Arlington Center for the Arts, Olivia will perform in and Jaime Carrillo will direct The Wakeville Stories, by Larry Carr and produced by the Matty Mae Theater Project.

Jaime recently taped a short segment that may appear on Saturday Night Live soon. Follow @fortpointtc on Twitter for an update.

Mary Driscoll and her organization On With Living and Learning, Inc., (OWLL) is mounting a new version of Hidden Faces of Courage in March. Not only that, Mary's new play she is writing with youth, A Lot On Our Minds, will be presented as a staged reading during the  Emerson Student Cabaret evening on social justice, March 22.

Ian W. King is designing lights for Hidden Faces of Courage and Anne Loyer is designing the set.

Nathan Troup’s upcoming directorial projects include Cavalli’s opera La Calisto, Simpson College, February 13-15; The Billy Goats Gruff children’s operaOpera Iowa!, Winter/Spring; Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress for the Boston Conservatory, March 26-29; and Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio, Emmanuel Music, Boston,  May 9. 

Douglas Urbank and Daniel J. van Ackere are among the artists in Field Trip, an exhibit of Fort Point artists taking place at the Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square, Opening reception is February 5.


 

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Fort Point Theatre Channel is dedicated to creating and sustaining new configurations of the performing arts. We bring together an ensemble of artists from the worlds of theater, music, visual arts, and everything in between as a forum for collaborative expression while enriching the Fort Point community, Boston, and beyond.

Fort Point Theatre Channel is a member of the Fort Point Arts Community, StageSource: The Greater Boston Theatre Alliance, and the Small Theatre Alliance of Boston and affiliated with the Fort Point Cultural Coalition.