The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) presents Pearsonwidrig Dancetheater’s Unmoored (Love Letters to New Orleans) on Friday, March 5, 2010 and Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $10 in advance or $15 at the door; purchase by calling (202) 547-6839 or by emailing [email protected]. CHAW is located at 545 7th Street SE, two blocks south of the Eastern Market metro.
Unmoored (Love Letters to New Orleans) is Pearsonwidrig Dancetheater’s (PWDT) 80-minute live documentary of dance, spoken word, video and fabulous New Orleans music, performed by PWDT and 12 University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) dance students. Created in New Orleans shortly after Katrina, Unmoored premiered at the Kennedy Center and has toured the country since then, inviting relocated and displaced Gulf Coast residents to participate in workshops, video portrait sessions and the performing cast. Under the direction of co-artistic directors and UMCP professors Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig, and with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and UMCP, the cast will take this “heart-wrenching and wryly humorous” (The Washington Post) work on tour throughout the spring semester, with a dozen performances in New York City, Ithaca, NY and in the Washington, DC area.
Since 1987, Pearsonwidrig Dancetheater has gained an international following for work which transforms the familiar into the mysterious, the subversive, and the intimate, creating and presenting “American dance theater at its funniest and most compelling” (NZZ, Switzerland).
For more information about Pearsonwidrig Dancetheater and to purchase tickets, contact CHAW at (202) 547-6839 or visit www.chaw.org.
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is a nonprofit multidisciplinary arts education facility, located on the corner of 7th and G Streets, SE (just two blocks south of Eastern Market). For more information about our teaching artists, classes, performances, exhibitions, and programs, visit www.chaw.org. CHAW offers a tuition assistance program. CHAW’s mission is building community through the arts. CHAW was recognized as a featured charity in the 2006-2007 Catalogue for Philanthropy.
Official Website: http://www.chaw.org
Added by mfcheek on February 11, 2010