eighth blackbird, Colombine's Paradise Theatre

composed by Amy Beth Kirsten | directed & choreographed by Mark DeChiazza
produced & performed by eighth blackbird

Special opening performance by Agua Dulce Dance Theatre, passing through
directed & choregraphed by Alicia Diaz & Matthew Thornton in collaboration with Oliver Lyons, KimSu Theiler, Alexis Raskin, and Andrew McGraw

Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Alice Jepson Theatre

Fragile, lovelorn and passionate, Colombine is caught in a painful triangle: longing for Harlequin, lusted after by Pierrot. Amy Beth Kirsten’s Colombine’s Paradise Theatre, co-commissioned by the Modlin Center for the Arts, is a dark musical fairy tale of love and death, dream and delusion. Directed by New York choreographer Mark DeChiazza, the six musicians of the multiple Grammy-winning ensemble eighth blackbird play, speak, sing, whisper, growl, and mime, breathing theatrical life into these rich commedia dell’arte characters.

Complementing eighth blackbird’s new theatrical work, Agua Dulce Dance Theater, directed by UR Dance faculty Alicia Diaz and Matthew Thornton, premieres passing through, a new work based on the human experience of change relative to five elemental stages of life. The piece is a collaboration with Richmond- and New York Citybased guest artists in music, video, and dance, including UR Music faculty Andrew McGraw.

Join the Modlin Center for Modlin Arts After Words, a post-show question-and-answer session with members of eighth blackbird.

Ticket Information
Adult: $20 UR Student: FREE
Senior (62+): $18 UR Employee: $17
Child (0-12): $10 Group (20+): $18
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