ASHEVILLE MOVEMENT THEATER COMPANY TO PREMIERE ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE BENEFITTING BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
ASHEVILLE, NC – APRIL 12, 2018 – On May 13th, Story Choreography Projects will debut Our Friends: Liking, Laughter, Longings and Loss, a movement theater presentation directed by Barrie Barton. Described as “authentic theater,” the performance interweaves personal story, movement, and multimedia, creating a montage of human experiences that are both personal and universal.
To be performed at Jubilee! Community, Our Friends reveals the multitude of friendship dynamics and life lessons that anchor us in sacrifice and love. The live performance is an invitation for audience members to revisit the stories of the people they have counted as friends in their lives. Theatergoers will walk away with a fresh perspective on friendships and feel nourished by seeing human relationships come to life.
“Our friendships vary from lifetime relationships to acquaintances we may see occasionally,” said SCP Artistic Director Barrie Barton. “Friends witness our lives and inform us at a core level who we are, how we cooperate and love, as well as how to say I’m sorry or good-bye.”
Through a nine-week workshop, 15 participants, both men and women, together created the performance through movement exploration, writing and conversation. Barton explains, “The Story Choreography Project’s creative process is to harness the stories never shared and transform them into spoken, seen and expressed actions through the container of creativity, performance and community.”
Proceeds from the shows will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina—$3 from every ticket sale will benefit the charity’s mission to match children with adult mentors in whom they will gain a role model, a friend, and access to new experiences through which they build higher aspirations for their lives. Over the past thirty-five years, BBBS of WNC has served over 14,000 children and believe that in each one there is a special spark that can lead them to become positive, productive citizens of our community and the world.
Our Friends, Liking, Laughter, Longing and Loss will premiere Sunday, May 13 at Jubilee! Community at 4:00 pm. A second performance will take place at 6:15 pm. Tickets for both shows are available at EventBrite and at the door for $16.
For more information, please contact Barrie Barton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Story Choreography Projects
Story Choreography Projects, led by Artistic Director Barrie Barton, is an open-call, performance theater company that creates collaborative, community-based performances. Learn more at http://standanddeliverasheville.com/story-choreography-projects/
About Barrie Barton
Barton has served as Artistic Director of Story Choreography Projects since its inception in 2005 under the umbrella of Stand and Deliver Asheville, a presentation and communication skills coaching firm for corporate professionals and entrepreneurs—also founded by Barton. She has 30 years of experience teaching, dancing, directing, and choreographing work with the main goal of deepening relationships through creative conversations and storytelling for both cast participants and audience members.
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