Goose Route Arts Collaborative presents kittyclarkmoves in "Alchemy: Manifestations of Dance, Text and Song" on Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at the Frank Arts Center at Shepherd University. Joining the dancers of kittyclarkmoves will be storyteller Adam Booth and singers Laura First and Andrea Hines of the group Moonstruck. Tickets are $10; $5 for children and students with ID.
The dances include a variety of repertory that includes the evocatively beautiful "Because I Promised" to music by Rachmaninoff; an homage to nature in "Rock/Wood/Water;" the physically demanding "Trace;" a starkly simple and emotional trio depicting facets of womanhood; and several dances performed to Medieval songs performed live by Moonstruck.Award-winning storyteller Adam Booth weaves the performance together with evocations of place through original narrative that touches upon archetypal ideas from the Medieval era.
"'Alchemy' is just the kind of performance that Goose Route loves to produce - innovative collaborations between artists to create original and unique events," Artistic Director Kitty Clark said. "I am honored to have the opportunity to work with an amazing group of artists in the creation and performance of this show."
Dancers performing with kittyclarkmoves include, in addition to Kitty Clark, Amy Hatzis and Mariel Procter, both of Frederick, MD, and Andrea Kilmer and Katie McNees, of Jefferson County. Laura First and Andrea Hines of Moonstruck are both known for their musical performances in the Eastern Panhandle and beyond, and their ethereal singing enchants all. Adam Booth, an award-winning young Appalachian storyteller, has three first-place finishes at the West Virginia Liars' Contest to his credit.
'Alchemy' is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.
Tickets are available at the door or in advance at www.gooseroute.org/upcoming-events.html.
For more information, call 301-693-5303.