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WORKING WITH VISUAL AND VERBAL ARTISTS

Nearly every performance we do incorporates verbal and visual art: poems and drama, monologues, stories, art objects and, of course, costumes and stage lighting designed for us.  Our company includes actors and a designer, but we also collaborate with artists who are not members of the company on specific projects.

Stage lighting by
Terry Wells

Sometimes the verbal art is performed alone and is the starting point for dance and music.  We did an evening called Purple with a Red that featured readings of literature, mostly poems by women authors, each followed by a dance and music section that was inspired by the literature.   Suzanne McCoy's dramatic monologue Vanilla was given a dramatic interpretation on stage by a performer who then danced a piece inspired by the monologue with vocal accompaniment suitable to it.

In another evening, our actor Ann Folke Wells read a poem by Shelley that was the text for a piece of music by Rebecca Clarke, sung by one of our musicians and accompanied by dance. Sometimes the verbal art is performed simultaneously with dance and music. Ann Folke Wells also narrated the Discovery of Coffee, which was accompanied by dance and music in our evening called Coffee

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