Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Redeemer Dance Project 'Re-Vives' This Weekend

Perichoresis,*the dance project of Redeemer Presbyterian Church's Greenhouse Project will present its first public performance of "Re-Vive" to live again this weekend with works inspired by Christ's life.

The performance, which has been in development for two years, will be held Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre at the West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd at Central Park West, NY. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. For more information, contact Luann Jennings, luann@redeemer.com or (212) 808-4460 x1343.

The works will address the theme of suffering. death, or something that feels like it and living again. Works to be performed:

  • Secure (choreography by Arron Masters)
  • dirt. air. (Elizabeth Dishman)
  • Cores (Anna Hillengas)
  • Shaken Path (Amanda Brewster)
  • Roux (Elizabeth Dishman)
  • And a short talk by a Redeemer pastor on "The Resurrection and the Body"

Dancers are: Emily SoRelle Adams Heidi Brewer Brittany Browning Alice Callahan Michelle Demus Leah Ives Molly Knochel Brittany Logan Rachel McCullough-Sanden Lori McNally Esther Moon Autumn Morgenstern Kimi Nikaidoh P. Christian Whitford

*Perichoresis: Greek, “to dance around.” Also a theological term describing the entwined relationship of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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Lauren Yarger, Bio

Lauren Yarger has written, directed and produced numerous shows and special events for both secular and Christian audiences. She co-wrote a Christian musical version of “A Christmas Carol” which played to sold-out audiences of over 3,000 in Vermont and was awarded the 2000 Vermont Bessie (theater and film awards) for “People’s Choice for Theatre.” She also has written two other dinner theaters, sketches for church services and devotions for Christian artists.

Yarger trained for three years in the Broadway League’s Producer Development Program, completed the Commercial Theater Institute's Producing Three-Day Training and produced a one-woman musical about Mary Magdalene that toured nationally and closed with an off-Broadway run.

In 2008 she was a Fellow at the National Critics Institute at the O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. She writes reviews of Broadway and off-Broadway theater with a Christian perspective for Reflections in the Light (http://reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com/) and is editor of The Connecticut Arts Connection. She also is a contributing editor for BroadwayWorld.com

She also reviews books for Publisher's Weekly and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. She formerly was Connecticut theater editor for CurtainUp, a national theater web site bsed in New York and a reviewer for American Theater Web.

She also served as Executive Director of Masterwork Productions, Inc. and worked in arts management for the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

She is a freelance writer and member of the Drama Desk, The Outer Critics Circle, The American Theater Critics Association, The League of Professional Theatre Women and The CT Critics Circle.

A former newspaper editor and graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Yarger lives with her husband in West Granby, CT and has two adult children.

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