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A History of Knowing and Loving and Remembering and ForgettingOct. 15-17 A series of solos and duets that encompass the themes associated with the title.
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A caucasian woman in a light blue dress is lifting her dress up in a pose. She is somewhere near mountains. The bright sun is peaking out behind a mountain in the distance. It seems like the sun is starting to set. The title" Valley of the Four Dolls" is edited on top of the photo.Oct 22-30 This dance piece follows a young girl and her family of dolls on a whimsical, sensual, and magical journey to a world where the lines between reality and imagination no longer exist. As these worlds collide, the audience catches a glimpse of the relationships between these characters, their worlds, and how they color and shape each other.
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The Dumb WaiterOct. 26-31 As the New York World-Telegram & Sun describes: “In the basement of a long-abandoned restaurant, two hired killers nervously await their next assignment. Barred from daylight and living public contact by the nature of their work, they expend their waiting time in bickering. So eerie is the situation that everything becomes comic, or grotesque, or both. Ben re-reading a newspaper and exclaiming in disbelief over the news items, Gus fussing with an offstage stove and offstage plumbing. Ben bludgeoning Gus into silence if he as much as mentions their work. Gus worrying that someone had slept in his bed. So then the ancient dumbwaiter comes to life, the suspense becomes almost unbearable—that expertly has Pinter put the nerves of his characters and audience on edge."
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Black background with red lights on a stage and purple fireworks at the top. At the bottom we can see the arms and heads of a large crowd cheering. A person is jumping in the middle of the picutre, striking a cheerleading pose. Stamped on top of everything are the words "BRING IT ON The Musical" in white letters.Nov. 5-13 Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic — she's been named captain of the squad! But, an unexpected redistricting has forced her to spend her final year of high school at the neighboring hard-knock Jackson High School. Despite having the deck stacked against her, Campbell befriends the dance crew girls and, along with their headstrong and hardworking leader, Danielle, manages to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition — the National Championships.
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Kill the EditorNov. 9-14 When Ben lands his dream job editing a feature-length documentary film to be screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, he doesn’t realize that Cameron, the self-obsessed, maniacal director, is attached to a five-hour version and doesn’t want to touch a frame. And when Libby, the previous editor who Cameron fired after they began to sleep together, returns demanding her job back, Ben finds himself suddenly caught between them. With only five days before the screening, Ben desperately attempts to satisfy everyone’s expectations while simultaneously create a work of art.
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Fall Choreography ProjectsNov. 20-22 Selected works from dance majors highlighting the best in original dances that vary in style and form.
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Four candles are lit and sit on a window sill. It's dark and we can see a branch from a tree outside as well as another window on a building. Dec. 9-18 The Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to once again bring to life Charles Dickens' most well-known and magical story, A Christmas Carol. Just like a favorite book or movie, this timeless story of wealthy curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformative journey resonates with young and old alike.
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Part dinner party, part invasion, part performance art, THE COLONIALISTS challenge all audience members to consider where they are and how they got there, and at whose pleasure they remain. Applied Mechanics will present THE COLONIALISTS in the David Owsley Museum of Art as part of the Arts Alive series, presented by the College of Fine Arts. Applied Mechanics has been making original immersive plays in Philadelphia and beyond for twelve years. From invasion plays, to site-specific performances, to whole invented worlds that arrive at your home in a box and over radio waves, they are masters at making plays that surround you, transform the world around you, and include you in the story.
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Part dinner party, part invasion, part performance art, THE COLONIALISTS challenge all audience members to consider where they are and how they got there, and at whose pleasure they remain. Applied Mechanics will present THE COLONIALISTS in the David Owsley Museum of Art as part of the Arts Alive series, presented by the College of Fine Arts. Applied Mechanics has been making original immersive plays in Philadelphia and beyond for twelve years. From invasion plays, to site-specific performances, to whole invented worlds that arrive at your home in a box and over radio waves, they are masters at making plays that surround you, transform the world around you, and include you in the story.
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Porta Rican female with long brown hair wearing a denim colored jumpsuit in a dance poseAyodele Casel, "a tap dancer and choreographer of extraordinary depth" (The New York Times) and one of The New York Times' "Biggest Breakout Stars of 2019", most recently premiered “Chasing Magic” a dance film encapsulating the wonder of collaboration and artistry. Ayodele premiered her one-woman show “While I Have The Floor” at the Spoleto Arts Festival to rave reviews. Ayodele will perform "¡AYO!" as part of the Arts Alive series, presented by the College of Fine Arts.
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The picture is focused on a bus driving on a road that seems to be surrounded by green bushes and trees. There are mountains in the distance. The picture has a purple filter over it so everything has a tint of purple. The sky looks really purple.  The title "Violet" is edited on top of the image. Feb. 11-19 As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved she's traveling across the Deep South in 1964 towards a miracle – the healing touch of a TV evangelist who will make her beautiful. Although she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those scars that are lying deeper than her skin. On the way, she meets a young, African-American soldier whose love for her reaches far past her physical "imperfections."
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PintopFeb.15-20 Rose’s friends, who have never felt real emotions, can’t help her. Rose Evelyn Hawthorne lives in Pintop, a city, really more of a town, and she's unraveling. Then she’s accused of murder.
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Streets to the Stage: A History of Hip HopFeb. 23-27This is a hip-hop dance concert that will explore the hip-hop culture through choreography and performance. The piece will look at hip-hop through a concert dance lens rather than solely a commercialized dance style, and how it translates from a street dance form to the concert stage.
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At the top of the poster is a person upside down. It's hard to tell what they look like but they are covered in a plethora of different purple, pink, and blue colors. The rest of the poster is made up of flowers covered in purple, pink, green, and blue colors. The title "Significant Other" is edited on top of the image.Feb. 25 - Mar. 3 Jordan Berman would love to be in love, but that’s easier said than done. So until he meets Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close girlfriends. But as singles’ nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan discovers that the only thing harder than finding love is supporting the loved ones around you when they do. From the critically acclaimed writer who brought you Bad Jews.
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I Thought You Hung the MoonMar. 22 - 27 A close-up on the lives of Faye - an artist - and Nico - an athlete - as they float towards and away from each other over two decades. this linear drama explores the tightrope of chasing dreams, coping with grief, the intimacy of friendship, loneliness, and the idea that home can be a person as well as a place. how do you let go of what you're helplessly tied to?
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The picture is at nighttime and the sky is filled with stars. The nightsky has different colors like purple, gray, black, and blue. A person is standing in the right bottom corner, pointing a flashlight up into the sky. The flashlight is a light blue color. The title "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" is spelled out in yellow letters.Mar. 25- April 2 15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.
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Spring Choreography ProjectsApril 1-3 Selected works from dance majors highlighting the best in original dances that vary in style and form.
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Just DesertsApr 5-10 Since the beginning of time, the three Furies have dedicated their immortal lives to the ancient honorable principle of a slit throat for a slit throat. But when a young man walks into hell seeking help to avenge his father’s death—by killing his mother—they draw the line. And when he ignores their warnings against matricide and then begs for mercy, the order of the universe hangs in the balance.
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In this picture it is daytime. On the right there is a tree and we can really only see its green leaves. To the left and in the middle of the picture there are cacti. It looks like the desert. The skeleton of some kind of animal can be seen. A telephone pole stands in the background. At the top is the title "Skin & Bones" in green letters. April 8-16 Set in 1870, a struggling homestead in the American Great Plains receives new life with the discovery of dinosaur bones. (SKIN & BONES was developed as part of the Grow A Show program at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with further development at The PiTCH (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival) and SigWorks Musical Theatre Lab (Signature Theatre).
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The background is a light blue color. The yellow designs across the poster are shapes of wheels you'd find in the mechanism of a clock. Stamped on top of the designs is the title Coppelia, spelled in dark pink/purple letters. Underneath the title is a small mannequin covered in different colors; including the same dark pink/purple color. April 27-30 Coppelia is a comedic ballet originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Leon to music by Leo Delibes. Dr. Coppelius is a doctor who has made a life-size dancing doll. It is so lifelike that Franz, a village youth, becomes infatuated with it and sets aside his heart's true desire, Swanhilda. She shows him his folly by dressing as the doll, pretending to make it come to life and ultimately saving him from an untimely end at the hands of the inventor.