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Lucky Plush Productions
Cinderbox 2.0

Friday & Saturday, January 24 & 25, 2014
at 8pm

Jones Auditorium (Meredith College)
3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh

 

$28 public
$23 NC State & Meredith faculty/staff
Free to NC State & Meredith students (ticket required)
GENERAL ADMISSION

 

Call 919-515-1100 or BUY TICKETS online.

NOTE: Tickets at the door are cash/check only.

 

 

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It’s got words, folding chairs, a microphone, Fiji water… and gorgeous dancing.

 

Inspired by the widespread popularity of reality TV programming, Cinderbox 2.0 is a 75-minute dance theatre piece that takes a look at the comedy and anxiety created by our hyper-networked culture.

 

Cinderbox 2.0 blurs the distinctions between the observer and the observed, what is scripted and what is off-the-cuff. Chicago Sun-Times calls this fun and engaging work “a visually, kinetically, sonically and intellectually dazzling piece of dance theatre.”

 

Lucky Plush Productions is a Chicago-based company that devises work with a focus on strong ensembles, evocative choreography, integrated technology and bold content. Led by choreographer Julia Rhoads – one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2010, and the 2013 dance recipient of the Alpert Award in the Arts – the company is known for its witty commentary on contemporary culture.

 

Pre-show discussion with choreographer Julia Rhoads, 7pm, Carswell Concert Hall (just around the corner from the entrance to Jones Auditorium).

 

This performance is presented in partnership with Meredith College Dance.

 

NCArts Artworks South arts

 

This project is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts; and by South Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the NC Arts Council.

 

Ponder this: is “reality TV” really real?