Jamestown Fine Arts Association in Jamestown, North Dakota, presented Step Afrika! in April 2010. This Performing Arts Fund—supported engagement included a full-length public performance by Step Afrika!, a professional dance company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, a unique dance tradition in which the body is used as an instrument to create intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of footsteps, claps & spoken word. Step Afrika! also presented a lecture/demonstration for K-12 students and a percussion workshop for local band students.
Quad City Arts in Rock Island, Illinois, presented Quartet San Francisco in April 2010. This Performing Arts Fund—supported engagement included a full-length public performance by Quartet San Francisco and 32 educational activities in 30 sites across the Quad Cities area during the quartet’s 11 days in the community, reaching nearly 9,000 people over the course of the residency.
The Ohio State University Research Foundation / Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, presented Reid Farrington in March 2010. This Performing Arts Fund—supported engagement included performances of Reid Farrington’s Gin & “It”, an experimental coupling of live theater and video installation in a provocative narrative inspired by the Alfred Hitchcock film Rope, based on the Leopold and Loeb murder case in which two young friends think they’ve committed the perfect murder. Farrington pushed the original narrative further as he explored more of the curious dynamic of the relationship between the two friends. As a part of this debut work, the stage set-up utilized technical arrangements that mimicked the depth and feel of a film set, with actors performing live and interacting with projected images.
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Brookings Chamber Music Society in Brookings, South Dakota, presented Flanders Recorder Quartet in February 2010.