Checking on the Arts
Thu February 16, 2012
Project Motion Presents 'AXIS: Long Distance Affairs'
The modern dance collective Project Motion continues to unveil its 25th anniversary season of compelling performances by "hooking up" with distant dance makers from Seattle and Houston for a one-of-a-kind weekend of synergistic storytelling that will fuse Hip-Hop, improvisation, and contemporary movement styles. "AXIS: Long Distance Affairs" will run February 17-19 at Evergreen Theatre.
Project Motion company member Wayne Smith talks about the program, and about the establishment of AXIS as a perennial performance that introduces Memphis audiences to the unique dance work being developed by a variety of contemporary touring artists and choreographers in an intimate performance setting. Guest artist jhon r.stronks discusses his creative process and describes three symbiotic works that he created for AXIS, including OK, I'm Here, So Now What? where performers build an artificial California out of miscellaneous props.
Performances are February 17 and 18 at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm at Evergreen Theatre, 1705 Poplar Avenue. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Adults can "Buy One Get One Free" this Sunday only. To purchase tickets, call 901-214-LEAP, or visit www.projectmotiondance.org. You can also connect with the group online at facebook.