Have you bought your tickets to the Sideshow Fringe Festival yet? If not, do it now! It’s this weekend, and the performance DEAR APOCALYPSE is a must-see. My incredibly talented friends have created a stunning production that will knock your socks off.
Dear Apocalypse is an evening-length live theatrical production that is a meditation on traumatic life experiences – our own personal “apocalypses” – which will be presented during the Sideshow Fringe Festival on August 5 & 6 at 7 pm. The show is the result of an eight-month artistic collaboration between Rebekah Hampton Barger, founder & artistic director of contemporary aerial dance company FALL, and Kat Jones of Kat Jones & The Prophets.
Nearly everyone has experienced a personal “end of the world” in some form. The cast will draw from their own experiences as they present Dear Apocalypse, telling the true story that beautiful things can come from ugly experiences through their individual art forms. The heart of this show is a story of survival, discovering hope for the future, and building community in trying times.
Kat Jones & The Prophets will present their forthcoming concept album “I Am Warm Young Blood” which showcases their flamenco-infused punk rock stylings as the musical foundation for the work. The dancers of FALL will provide visual interpretation, with choreography & staging by Rebekah Hampton Barger, alongside original poetry written and performed by Audra Almond-Harvey & Tavius Marshall.
In order to extend this special performance to those in our community who have experienced trauma or who suffer from PTSD, supporters have the opportunity to sponsor tickets for others. Contact email@example.com for more information on how one can sponsor a ticket or receive free admission.
FALL has been a featured artist for four of the past five years at the Sideshow Fringe Festival, Nashville’s progressive performing arts event. Kat Jones and Rebekah Hampton Barger are both resident artists of abrasiveMedia, a local nonprofit that exists to help artists grow, connect, produce, and give back to their communities.
And if your still not convinced to go (which, I personally find insane) – watch this badass video.
For more information on the project, visit www.abrasivemedia.org. For tickets to Dear Apocalypse and all of the other festival offerings, visit http://tinyurl.com/FRINGE2016.
Photo Credit: Snappy Lifestyle (Nashville Fashion Week Gala 2014)
My amazingly talented friend, Rebekah Hampton Barger, and her dance company FALL are performing once again at the Fringe Festival (July 17th & 18th). From the sneak-peeks, this performance is going to be the best yet!
If you are not familiar with FALL, you are missing out. FALL is a contemporary dance company “using all the instruments at our disposal to create art that both inspires and entertains. By incorporating aerial dance, site specific work, more traditional dance elements, and collaborations with other artists and genres, FALL moves in all dimensions of space to make innovative, exciting and unexpected art”. Aka, badass.
FALL will be performing “The Night Girl” tonight and tomorrow evening. Nashville-based harpist/composer, Timbre and FALL recently collaborated on the music video for “Night Girl: Nycteris Sees the Sun”, a track off Timbre’s beautifully stunning new record. This will be the first live performance of the piece & will feature Timbre, along with select members of her band. You can get your tickets here. Don’t miss out, this is a must-see event!
FALL is also thrilled to once again present “Fighting With Windmills”, an original piece created for & performed for the 1st SIDESHOW Fringe Festival in 2011.
Rounding out the program will be the debut of “5 Things I Know To Be True”, a new solo work by FALL artistic director, Rebekah Hampton Barger.
7:00pm, Friday, July 17
8:00pm, Saturday, July 18
Belmont Black Box Theater
WHAT IS THE BIG PAYBACK?
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s The Big Payback is a 24-hour, online giving event to increase philanthropy in the 40 counties we serve. The Big Payback is on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, and will inspire Middle Tennesseans to come together, show their pride in their community, and contribute to support the life-changing work of local nonprofit organizations.
HOW THE BIG PAYBACK WORKS?
Starting at 12 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the public has 24 hours
to make gifts at www.TheBigPayback.org
from a selection of 755 participating nonprofits, including schools and religious institutions, which are located in or provide services to the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee. Gifts from the public will be boosted with funds from sponsors of The Big Payback. Nonprofits will vie for financial incentives, bonus donations and additional prizes totaling more than $240,000. An online leaderboard will track donations in real-time.Donors will be able to view and select from participating nonprofits based on location and focus area, such as animals, education, healthcare and more. Donors can support multiple nonprofits and make gifts of any size, from $10 and up.
abrasiveMedia is a powerful and innovative artist company that is changing the landscape of Nashville, TN. They have an incredible vision for the arts community – they exist to help artists grow, connect, produce, and give back. They do this through ongoing artist residencies, community outreach programs, and collaborative and exploratory project development. AM are dear friends of mine (they are the kind of people you can’t do life without). They give so much, and now it’s time to return the favor. Give Back (here), so that they may continue to give greatly.
abrasiveMedia is made up of many voices,
but we have one vision:
To help artists grow in their skills and endurance
To make connections to others who are contributing their voices to our city
To produce art that inspires, innovates, and empowers
To give back to our communities, and encourage others
To step out of the shadows, and use their voices, maybe for the first time.
We are abrasiveMedia
And together, we are loud.