"The Outrageous Dance Project" 2.0
April 20-23 (7:30pm)
Category: Theatre Productions
Directed by Meredith Fox & Richard Steinert
Catawba College will once again collaborate with Ballet Pensacola to create the second iteration of The Outrageous Dance Project. This particular iteration will be directed in tandem by two Catawba alumni - Richard Steinert '81, Artistic Director of Ballet Pensacola, and Meredith Fox '07, Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Dance at Catawba.
The concert will celebrate a variety of dance forms and styles ranging from classical ballet to ballroom performed by Ballet Pensacola and the Catawba College Dance Ensemble.
Opening Night Reception
If you attend Catawba's MainStage opening night production of The Outrageous Dance Project on April 20, you are formally invited to attend a reception following the performance where there will be a toast given and an opportunity to meet with the cast and crew.
About this Season: Experiments in FORM This season, the Catawba Theatre Arts program presents six performances with the thematic goal of looking at the conversation that happens in the creative act between the form of a work of art and its content (its story, message, or meaning). Each of the pieces presented this season represents a shift in perspective on theatrical form — a “new shape” for their time—crafted by the playwrights and choreographers to more effectively contain the political, philosophical, and aesthetic essence of each work’s historical and cultural moment. The directors this season (four faculty, two students and one guest) will examine questions like: How does the structure of a piece connect to its story? How is the form of a piece reflective of the culture that invented it? How do we, as artists, interrogate a historical form to make its content relevant to contemporary audiences? How does content determine form and how does form determine content?