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posticon Innovative Dance from Triphammer Arts

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, August 17, 2018 | By Triphammer Arts Inc. Print
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Moving Landscapes continues the Triphammer Arts/CRS Barn Studio tradition of bringing innovative dance and music partnerships to Ithaca audiences. Beginning with an outdoor prologue performed in the gardens, with a panoramic view of Cayuga Lake, the evening will include choreographed pieces in a wide range of dance styles, as well as music-and-dance improvisations that promise to be both unpredictable and entertaining.

Moving Landscapes 2018 features work by established professionals and emerging young choreographers, with a strong emphasis on live music, original music/sound compositions, and audience interaction. Choreographer and professional photographer Jari Poulin premiers In Again Out Again, a movement and soundscape exploration that travels back and forth between the external physical world and the internal experience of the mind and senses. New solos include On and Off the Mat by Bernadette Fiocca of Ithaca; Michelle Iklé's jazz-inflected Gems; Ithacan Julie Nathanielsz' Seed/Bed, a reflection on landscape, language, and the body; and Rochester choreographer Donna Davenport's Swap, in which the audience and the performer swap sounds and drive the action.

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posticon Indie-Pop Musical At The Kitchen

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, August 17, 2018 | By Kitchen Theatre Print
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Kitchen Theatre Company is beginning its 28th Season with a musical! Girlfriend, with book by Todd Almond and music & lyrics by Matthew Sweet, takes place in the summer of 1993 in small town Nebraska. Mike and Will have just graduated from high school and couldn't be more different: Mike is an athlete, headed off to college in the fall. Will is a quiet boy who doesn't know where he's headed next. But when they start to get to know each other that summer, everything changes for both of them. Based on the album of the same name by Matthew Sweet, Girlfriend captures the thrill of first love-and how we discover each other and ourselves through the mixtapes we make.

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posticon The Cherry Arts Premières Headphone Walking Play

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, August 17, 2018 | By The Cherry Arts Print
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The Cherry Arts presents its first production of the 2018/19 season. The Missing Chapter, by Ithaca writers Katie Marks & Aoise Stratford, is a brand new, immersive headphone walking play based on Ithaca's silent film past. Produced in partnership with Wharton Studio Museum, the play runs Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from August 31–September 9 and begin at the Picnic Pavilion in Stewart Park every 15 minutes. The walk is approximately one hour in length, and ends near the park's Carousel.

The Missing Chapter introduces audiences to Wharton Studio heroine Beatrice Fairfax, a newspaper advice columnist for the lovelorn and amateur sleuth. The 10-episode Beatrice Fairfax silent film serial was based on the nationally-syndicated 'Dear Beatrice Fairfax' advice column and produced by the Wharton Studio in Ithaca starting in 1915. In The Missing Chapter, Beatrice and her sidekick Jimmy solve a crime in the heady days of the women's suffrage movement, an episode is filmed on the Wharton Studio lot, and the audience winds its way through Stewart Park and discovers some thrilling 'missing chapters' in the history of Ithaca.

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posticon Xanadu at the Hangar

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, August 17, 2018 | By Hangar Theatre Print
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The Hangar Theatre Company completes their 44th Mainstage Summer Season with the time-shifting, campy and just plain FUN musical Xanadu, directed by Devanand Janki. The book was written by Douglas Carter Beane, with Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar. Performances will run from August 16 to September 1 with matinee and evening performances.

The musical is based on the 1980 film of the same name. Although the film starring Olivia Newton John barely broke even at the box office and was considered a flop at the time, the soundtrack was a hit, and it became a beloved cult classic. Douglas Carter Beane wrote the book for the stage musical adaptation of Xanadu, and added new plot twists and humor parodying the film. According to Beane, he was influenced not only by the film, but also by the 1981 fantasy film Clash of the Titans, prompting him to focus more on the Greek mythology plotlines.

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