Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Chunky Moves Get Connected at Wesleyan

Jeff Busby_Pictured Harriet Ritchie, Stephanie Lake, Marnie Palomares, Alisdair Macindoe and Joseph Simons. Photo: Jeff Busby
The 12th annual Breaking Ground Dance Series presented by WesleyanUniversity’s Center for the Arts and Dance Department concludes with two performances by the Australian dance company Chunky Move, featuring the Connecticut premiere of the work "Connected" on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 at 8pm in the CFA Theater, located at 271 Washington Terrace on the Wesleyan campus inMiddletown.

"Connected" is directed and choreographed by Chunky Move’s Gideon Obarzanek and features a kinetic sculpture by California-based artist Reuben Margolin.

There will be a pre-performance talk with dance scholar Debra Cash on Friday, March 30 at 7:15pm in CFA Hall, located at 287 Washington Terrace. Ms. Cash is a Scholar in Residence at both the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and the Bates Dance Festival. She was the dance critic for the Boston Globe for seventeen years.

Click here to watch a preview video of Chunky Move's "Connected" on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VgKxTcds2V8#!

Admission for the performance of "Connected" by Chunky Move is $21 for the general public; $18 for senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff, and non-Wesleyan students; and $6 for Wesleyan students. Tickets are available online at http://www.wesleyan.edu/cfa, by phone at (860) 685-3355, or in person at the Wesleyan University Box Office, located in the Usdan University Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door beginning one hour prior to the performance, subject to availability. The Center for the Arts accepts cash, checks written to “Wesleyan University”, and all major credit cards. Groups of ten or more may receive a discount – please call (860) 685-3355 for details. No refunds, cancellations, or exchanges.

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