taDAda!

Performance Gallery

OVERVIEW

RUN TIME

45 mins

VENUE & STAGE

Idea Center @ PHS

Gund Dance Studio

SHOW TIMES

7/25 @ 6:00pm
7/26 @ 8:00pm
7/27 @ 5:00pm

DETAILS

TYPE OF SHOW

National

Recommended For

Ages 14+

GENRE(S)

Performance Art

CONTENT WARNING

Adult Language, Loud noise.

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SYNOPSIS

taDAda! is a cheeky mashup of original spoken compositions intertwined with poetry by Dadaist artists Hugo Ball (1886 -1927), Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) and Jaap Blonk (1953 -). The result is a curiously primitive, engaging work of theatre ranging from primitive syllables to familiar words . While the various pieces may include freeform sections, they are read from scripts at music stands to emphasize the deliberate crafting of the different “poems”. The overall piece is infused with movement, playfulness, energy and, for some, a theme or storyline may emerge. What it all means is up to you. Previous audience responses include the words vivid, unique, refreshing, profound, funny, and statements such as, “I was reminded to listen in a different way.” and, “I am grateful to have been introduced to this art form as an audience member in this particular production. Brava!

Created by the Performers

Aretta Baumgartner and Regina Pugh

Performance Gallery

CONNECT

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#performancegallery #taDAda #dada #soundpoetry #wordofmouth

Additional Info

Aretta and Regina are long-time company members of Performance Gallery, a Cincinnati-based collective of experimental theatre-makers. Since Aretta now lives in Atlanta, GA and Regina resides in Tucson, AZ, they enjoy calling themselves "The Away Team"

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