The dance company that brought you Fusion is proud to present the Premiere of its bold new series—Episodes.
Drawing on elements of dramatic theatre, Episodes fuses Artesan’s fearless choreographic style and moving musical selections with storytelling in a works-in-progress series that invites audiences into the company’s creative process. The result? Artesan’s most daring project to date, comprised of professional dancers, actors and artists with Choreographer and Artistic Director Summer Odell Ovies at the helm.
Scheduled to premiere at the new indoor-outdoor theatre (chosen for its unique and modern design) at Redding School of the Arts, Episodes will unfold in a series of three performances.
Episode I: When an eccentric young man misses work one day in an industrial town in Indiana, people begin to wonder whether his mother is telling the truth about her son’s whereabouts.
Artesan Dance Company is a community of professional artists known for their distinctive style and innovative productions. The company’s fresh and imaginative approach to movement offers an unusual twist to conventional dance-theatre. In addition to their local shows, Artesan has performed in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and at such venues as the world-renowned Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Berkshires, MA) and The Casino de Paris (Paris, France). Now entering their 7th season, Artesan Dance Company is honored to present a new series of performances in their hometown of Redding, California.
This season, audiences will get a unique look into the company’s creative process. The public is invited to a special Preview Performance the night before the Premiere for a fraction of the regular ticket price. Audiences are also invited to participate in a Q&A with the dancers, artists, writer and director following the final performance of each episode—see Artesan’s website for more details: artesandance.com
Thursday, May 7 (Preview) 7:30pm (www.tututix.com/ArtesanDance)
Friday, May 8 @ 8pm
Saturday, May 9 @ 8pm (followed by Q&A, with dancers, writer, & director)
You can purchase tickets through: our website @ www.artesandance.com , www.tututix.com/artesandance or the Cascade Theatre Box Office: 530.243.8877