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Asheville Fringe Fest 2013!!

We are performing again!  Love Asheville!

We will be taking “V&B,” “Suites for the(bitter)sweet: Codependence,” and “Things That Go Bump in the Night.”

January 24th- 27th, 2013

20 Commerce Street, Asheville, NC

www.ashevillefringe.org

 

Annie’s Innuendos at Theatre Charlotte

Annie will perform a solo during “Just Do It”  at Theatre Charlotte.  The theme of the show is “innuendo” and it will be a solo with her pole.  You do the math.

Theatre Charlotte

January 11th, 8pm

501 Queens Rd.  Charlotte, NC 28207

“Things that go Bump in the Night” April 13th at Theatre Charlotte

Street Theatre: Jim gets “visionary” award. Oh the hypocrisy!!

Upcoming performance! Monday, February 20th at 8:45 A.M. Jack and I will be performing street theatre outside Morton’s steakhouse (uptown). Inside, the Charlotte Business Journal will be awarding Jim Rogers, the C.E.O. of Duke Energy, the “Business Person of the Year” (I know, right?) Obviously, Viscera Dance Theatre will have its own award ceremony breakfast outside. Let’s hope Jim doesn’t stain those pearly whites.

Arrested for wanting clean air and water

Can’t get more “visceral”  than that!  Five other Greenpeace protestors were arrested with me on Wednesday, February 15th for standing up to Duke Energy’s rate hikes for dirty energy. And so I was singin the jail house rock all day. Well worth it. I felt at peace when the police took me away from the tri pods that we erected in front of Duke Energy’s headquarters because what we did today was for everyone. It was bigger than us. It was for clean air, water, the Appalachian mountains and for our home. Many of the women I met in jail had asthma. They asked me why I had been arrested and I told them I was there for them.   Here is a picture of me getting cuffed :)

NoDa Art Crawl, June 2011

06/17/2011: NoDa Art Crawl

Viscera Dance Theatre will be performing from 7:00 – 9:30 pm on Friday, June 17, 2011 at the Green Rice Gallery as part of the local art crawl. Performances will happen every 30 minutes and will cycle through “V&B,” “seVen,” and “Suites for the (bitter)sweet: Codependence.” Audiences are encouraged to watch each dance from various angles, as the dance floor will be set up in such a way as to create performances in the round.

Green Rice Gallery

451 East 36th Street

Charlotte, NC 28205

704-344-0300

seVen

We had a brilliant idea: Let’s do a dancey dance!!

OMG! In more than five years Viscera Dance Theatre has NEVER choreographed a piece that was only dance, performed to “regular” music, and CONSISTENTLY SET with discernible counts! The closest we’ve come to that is with “Suites for the (bitter)sweet: Co-dependence” (set to music by Led Zepellin but with no counts – it is timed organically and changes with each performance). All of our other works include props, spoken word, drama, multimedia, and sound scores that provide ambiance but no counts. So, as “simple” as it might seem to make a dancey dance, we had never thought to do one until we were asked to do so.

The piece is called “seVen,” and is set to music by Puscifer (pronounced: Pussifer, i.e. Puddy Tat + Lucifer). Within a very short four minutes we will be working our way through all seven deadly sins (their order in the dance: lust, sloth, pride, gluttony, envy, greed, and wrath). We are excited, because it’s so fun to just MOVE! DO SOMETHING! Although there is still a very deep well of thought and consideration given to how we will portray each sin nonverbally, everything is done “simply” through dance. Although this is the default setting for most dance companies, we felt rather brilliant and avant garde with the idea of doing a dance that includes only dance. It just never occurs to us to work on that level. LOL

“seVen” will get its debut on January 14, 2011 at Just Do It! Click here to see the performance details.

Just Do It: Gotta have it!

Annie will be performing a solo in the upcoming presentation of Just Do It. For more information, please follow this link.

Greenpeace: 10/10/10 Environmental Awareness Day

Yesterday Annie dressed up like a wind spirit, and we took to the streets in front of the Panthers’ Stadium in Uptown Charlotte. We wanted to bring awareness to renewable energy resources, so our signs focused on windmills, and Annie blew bubbles with kids as they walked by to go to the game. Channel 14 came by, and we even got a little air-time on the local news. Yay!

Seasonal themes

So, now that our September 25 performance is complete we are about to start working on getting “Path” in order for 2010. Our lovely designer created five templates for us to use, and the burgundy background is the “default” setting; however, we have a color scheme and special sets of buttons for each show we have conceptualized, and so it is now time to change over to the Autumn theme. The background is bronze, the buttons and labels, and the photo slide show are all updated to be current with the season. We thought it’d be a nice way to freshen up the site every couple of months. We hope you like it!