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‘Mood House’ opens April 24

By Staff | Apr 9, 2010

Katie DeSimon in “Trace” Photo by Benita Keller

Mood House and Other Dances, Goose Route Arts Collaborative’s Spring Concert, takes place on Saturday, April 24, at 8 p.m., at Shepherd University’s Frank Arts Center. Tickets, available at the door, are $12 general admission and $8 for students.

Premiering at this concert will be Mood House, a new collaboration between choreographer Kitty Clark, video artist Monica Larson, and visual artist Colleen Tracey. Mood House is a surreal look at what happens behind closed doors: the madness of a kitchen cook, the fears of descending into a dark basement, the drudgery of practicing the piano when one might rather be doing something else, what really happens when people sing in the shower. A suspensful and humorous romp unfurls before the audience. Cam Millar’s original music rounds out the production.

Also premiering is Min-uets, four very short duets choreographed for dancers Ray C. Shaw and Kitty Clark by four different choreographers including Paula Kellinger, Tosha Tillman, Amy Hatzis, and Elizabeth Kennedy; and Bound Conclusions,a new work by Shaw for himself and Clark, featuring Betty Ellzey reading Old English poetry and new music by Curt Seiss.

Additional repertory on the concert includes Trace and Stick Woman, featuring Frederick, MD, dancers Amy Hatzis and Katie DeSimon

Mood House and Other Dances has been created and is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

– For more information, call (304) 876-6751 or go to www.gooseroute.org.