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Onstage: Performance and Time Arts

By Julie Mullins · September 28th, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends

Sometimes aging is no laughing matter, but growing older requires a sense of humor. For this installment of the eclectic mixed-media Performance and Time Arts series (PTA), modern dance choreographer and CCM Dance Division faculty member Judith Mikita has created “Working in a Dead Woman’s Kitchen and Other Stories,” a new work revolving around a trio of true stories of older adults. Mikita says her piece brings “some lightness to the illogic of aging and the tenacity with which people still go forward with their life decisions” — like taking joy ride in a golf cart, for instance.

Through dance, text and old and new Jazz music, the four performers (Demetrius Klein, Jacquelyn Corcoran, Steve Kreimer and Mikita) helped shape the piece through their own experiences with older folks.

Also on this program: video artist Dave Jarred, writer Jeff Wilson, musician Paul Schuette and theater from Marc Governanti, Chris Reeves, Lori Hiltenbeitel and Lauren Showen.

Performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Contemporary Dance Theater’s College Hill Town Hall, 1805 Larch Ave., College Hill.

Go here for show times, tickets and venue details.



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