Tag Archives: Performance Art

Momix

Thursday, January 18th

A company of dancer-illusionists based in Washington, Connecticut, founded in 1981 by choreographer Moses Pendleton.  MOMIX developed out of work Pendleton did for a celebration of Erik Satie at the Paris Opera in 1978. The company is named after a solo, “Momix,” that Pendleton created for the 1980 Winter Olympics in Moscow, which derives its name from a milk supplement fed to veal calves. An offshoot of the dance company Pilobolus, which Pendleton co-founded in 1971, MOMIX presents works that combine acrobatics, dance, gymnastics, mime, props, and film in a theatrical setting. The company has successfully toured internationally, performing on five continents. via wiki
Centennial Hall |  1020 E University | 7pm

Please like & share:

Val Kilmer as Citizen Twain

Saturday, August 5th

In Citizen Twain, Val Kilmer presents the legend as we’ve never encountered him, with all his glorious contradictions intact, all his strengths and weaknesses in play. Poised on the shadowy border of life and death and in a realm outside of time, Twain is part stand-up comic and part philosopher, an immortal intelligence in a mortal body, both wildly hilarious and deeply somber. With eternity on his mind and whiskey and cigar smoke on his breath, Twain threatens to upstage God himself as he ponders existence’s great issues, from man’s capacity for cruelty to the idiocy of politicians. Twain’s reach as a thinker and conversationalist is shown to be virtually boundless in Kilmer’s play, ranging from matters of science and technology to questions of morality and myth, and proving Twain correct in his assertion that he was not “an American” at all— he was “the American.” Period. via artist fb
Rialto Theatre | 318 E Congress | 7pm

Please like & share:

David Sedaris

Monday, May 8th

Humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor. He was publicly recognized in 1992 when National Public Radio broadcast his essay “SantaLand Diaries”. He published his first collection of essays and short stories, Barrel Fever, in 1994. His next five essay collections, Naked (1997), Holidays on Ice (1997), Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000), Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (2004), and When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2008), became New York Times Best Sellers.  In 2010, he released a collection of stories, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary.  In 2013, Sedaris released his latest collection of essays, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.

Much of Sedaris’ humor is ostensibly autobiographical and self-deprecating, and often concerns his family life, his middle-class upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, his Greek heritage, homosexuality, jobs, education, drug use, and obsessive behaviors, and his life in France, London, and the English South Downs. via artists wiki
Fox Theatre | 71 W Congress | 730pm

Please like & share:

Ring of Fire

March 4th-25th

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, home and family. The show features 38 classic hits – including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune – performed by a multi-talented cast of ten, and paints a musical portrait of The Man in Black.
Temple of Music & Art | 330 S Scott | Tickets & Showtimes

Please like & share:

Cirque D’or

Saturday January 28th-29th

With an array of the worlds greatest acrobatics, contortionists and aerial artists Cirque D’Or has been entertaining  fans around the world with their electrifying and mesmerizing stunts performed live on and above the stage with breathtaking aerial performances. The show travels with a cast of 30 performers from around the world and is a thrill-a-minute spectacle.
Fox Theatre | 17 W Congress | Tickets

Please like & share: