69°S, LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE and More Set for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, May-June 2013
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by BWW News Desk
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has announced its May-June 2013 events, including Phantom Limb Company: 69°S, McCoy Tyner Quartet with Special Guest Joe Lovano, Talk Cinema, Chris Botti, and Love, Loss and What I Wore.
For more details about the performances, scroll below!
Phantom Limb Company: 69°S.
A remarkable collaboration between The Phantom Limb Company and The Kronos Quartet, 69°S. is a series of dynamic tableaux vivants inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton's harrowing 1914 Trans-Antarctic Expedition, which ultimately became a triumph of spirit, deep camaraderie and pioneering leadership. This narrative installation-in-motion melds theatrical performance, puppetry, photography and film with original music and an unconventional acoustic palette to create a stunning - and unprecedented - artistic and emotional journey.
69°S. Credits: Created by Phantom Limb; Directed by Sophie Hunter; Conceived in collaboration with David Harrington/Kronos Quartet; Video Design by Lauren Petty and Shaun Irons; Choreography by Andrea Miller; Produced by ArKtype/Thomas O. Kriegsmann; Music Composed by Erik Sanko; Set Designed by Jessica Grindstaff; Marionettes by Erik Sanko; Costume Design by threeASFOUR; Developed with Tony Taccone; Produced in Association with Beth Morrison Projects.
McCoy Tyner Quartet with
A five-time Grammy Award winner and NEA Jazz Master, pianist McCoy Tyner has shaped modern jazz for more than half a century. His blues-based piano style, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand, has transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music. He and his quartet welcome Grammy-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano, hailed by The New York Times as "one of the greatest musicians in jazz history," for a brilliant night of jazz under the stars.
Talk Cinema showcases sneak previews of award-winning independent and foreign films before their theatrical release. Always a surprise, the films are personally selected from leading festivals by film critic Harlan Jacobson. The movie could be a quirky indie comedy, a provocative documentary or the next breakout hit. Screenings are introduced and followed by moderated conversations hosted by distinguished guest speakers.
With his uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination, trumpeter Chris Botti has thoroughly established himself as one of the most innovative figures of the contemporary music world. Now a major artist in his own right, performing worldwide, selling more than three million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. Botti earned the 2013 Grammy Award for "Best Pop Instrumental Album" for his latest release, Impressions.
Love, Loss and What I Wore
Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, with its starry rotating cast and compulsively entertaining subject matter, has become an international hit. This intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron is based on the best seller by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons' friends. Like the popular book, the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theater experiences. The Scottsdale cast includes actress Dawn Wells (Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island). Other cast members to be announced.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, four blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers performance accommodations to enhance audience members' experience, including: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or live audio description with two weeks advance notice. Assistive-listening devices and wheelchair seating are always available. Visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or contact the Patron Services Box Office at (480) 499-TKTS (8587) [TDD: (480) 874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.
Attend with family and friends, or bring a group from your business, civic or religious organization. Save $4 per ticket and at least $15 in facility fees when purchasing 10 or more tickets to the same event in one order. Call 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information and to order tickets. The group organizer also will receive two free tickets ($83 value) to see any one Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel performance.
One of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and film from around the world. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted at the Center each year serving 200,000+ visitors and contributing substantially to Scottsdale's high quality of life and vibrant arts scene. The Center's education and outreach programs reach more than 20,000 children and adults each year. Most performances take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, superior acoustics and comfort. Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 2,000-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on a beautifully landscaped, 21-acre urban park, a short walk from Scottsdale's Old Town and gallery districts.