Fort Point Theatre Channel and Contrapose Dance present
8 pm, February 13-14, 2015
290 Congress Street, Boston, MA
Curated by Courtney Peix and Marc S. Miller
Imagine the possibilities when ten Boston choreographers collaborate with painters, photographers, playwrights, and other artists to create short movement pieces. Mix in six of the briefest plays, and the result is a unique hour joining dance, theater, and all sorts of art.
Fort Point Theatre Channel and Contrapose Dance have invited eight teams of choreographers and artists from non-dance disciplines to collaborate in inventing performance works of three to six minutes each. In addition, we have selected six plays, each less than two minutes long and each with a connection to dance, for production from 80+ submissions received from playwrights all over the country.
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.
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 co-organizer of the Elevated Arts Festival, which will take place the first three weeks of March at Hibernian Hall. The festival will include a reprise of Hidden Faces of Courage. Not only that, Mary is writing a new play with youth, A Lot On Our Minds, to be presented as a staged reading during the festival.
Ian W. King is designing lights for Fresh Ink's production of Chalk, January 7-24, at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. He is also designing lights for the Elevated Arts Festival and Anne Loyer is designing the set.
Nick Thorkelson will be among 10+ cartoonists appearing at a book release for their Lifestyles comics anthology at the Cambridge Public Library, 6:30 pm, January 20. In New York City, he’ll talk about a projected book-length comic on Herbert Marcuse's life and times, Parsons/New School, 7 pm, January 27.
Nathan Troup’s upcoming directorial projects include The Song from the Mud: music and words from and inspired by World War One at the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston SoundBites series, Thursday, January 8, 7pm; Cavalli’s opera La Calisto, Simpson College, February 13-15; The Billy Goats Gruff children’s opera, Opera 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.
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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.