Friday, February 10 I BIG RED DOOR & Other Stories Urbanity presents six works, four choreographed by director Betsi Graves, modeled as a series of short dance stories. In “Big Red Door,” doors become symbols for entrances and exits in life, snapshots in time. Graves draws inspiration from Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse Five,” building a post-modern take on time-travel, memories and dreams, births and deaths. In a second story, “Little Blue Dot,” Graves is inspired by GPS and Google Maps. Three soloists dive into journeys weighed with human emotion love, guilt and grief. The work questions whether looking at ourselves aerially alters our travel emotions. In an unusual collaboration, music for “Little Blue Dot” is composed by award-winning composer Mu-Xuan Lin and performed live by Lin and other musicians. A third chapter, “Green Grass Grows,” is an ensemble piece set to the music of Philip Glass. Through sweeping symmetry, Graves asks observers to explore the natural wonder of grass, the ultimate mediator between soil and sun. In a fourth tale, “Little Black Dress,” Graves turns to neoclassical movement to tell a story of feminine coming of age through cultural assimilation.
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Friday, July 15 & Saturday, July 16 Kelly MacFarland As an experienced stand up comedian, Kelly MacFarland has an extensive and well-rounded resume including comedy clubs, theaters, colleges and several television appearances. She has been the opening act for the international craze, “Puppetry of the Penis” and has opened for Melissa Etheridge and LeAnn Rimes at the South Shore Music Circus and Cape Cod Melody Tent. She has also appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and worked along side Fred Willard as part of the rambunctious news team of “TV Network” on Turner Entertainment’s broadband site, SuperDeluxe.com. Kelly is currently touring clubs and colleges across the country and has just returned from entertaining our US troops overseas. Read the rest of this entry »