Claire Porter


Dance Fest

Mar. 29, Sun. 5pm
Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center

Prepositions on a Piano: A Celebration of Music as Dance

Prepositions on a Piano celebrates Claire Porter’s merging of music, dance, language and humor. In five vignettes, Porter mines the humanity of her characters as each confronts a particular everyday situation.

In Falling for Prepositions, soprano Marla Berg joins Porter and composer Mary Ellen Childs to celebrate Songs of the Preposition. Supported by a Live Music for Dance Grant and a Residency at The Baryshnikov Arts Center, “It had the audience in stitches”, Mark Horning, Arts & Exhibits Newsletter, Cleveland OH.

Also on the program are Piano, a concert pianist enacting what she would do if her piano had only arrived, and Homestretch, in which a homeowner is being swallowed up by invasive plants and their sounds.

Porter is an American choreographer/comedienne known for blending comedic monologues with dance movement. "Porter, mistress of the short, sharp character portrait, is that rare breed - nimble witty comedian. A soloist with a neat collection of personas, Porter sketches them with the perfect physical gesture

... Porter is always delightful, often wickedly funny." - The Village Voice

 

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