Friday, October 31, 2003

Performance Peeks at:

8 , 9, and 10 pm

Free and Open to the Public

Press Release (PDF format)

Please join us All Hallows Eve for dance, music, dj’s, drinks, another chance to view our fantastic current exhibition, and of course costumes.

Great Performances at Vanderbilt enthusiastically announces its first Performance on the Move/POM event which takes main stage company performers often the night before a full length work to surfacing city spaces and innovative gallery settings. The pilot POM series energized by Nashville visual artists’, takes Lingo DANCETHEATER to the Fugitive Art Center, on October 31 with short performance peeks scheduled at 8, 9, and 10PM free of charge to the public.

Speak to Me premiered February 2003 at On the Boards’, in the company’s hometown Seattle. The work uncovers our ceaseless need to communicate and the strengths and inadequacies inherent in language through energetic and wildly, but polished movement, music, and theater. Speak to Me emphasizes the personalities of Lingo’s cast (three men and three women) simultaneously demonstrating how language is used and misused in numerous ways. It is a quintessential Lingo and Artistic Director, KT Niehoff piece.

KT Niehoff, founder and artistic director of Lingo DANCETHEATER began the company in 1997 and has focused on high-velocity, athletic, and daring, precision dancing combined with a dramatic theatrical edge.

"As a choreographer Niehoff has it all: inventive movement sequenced in unpredictable phrases of constantly varying weight and momentum. Her dance vocabulary is gestural, emotive, dramatic, but it’s employed in the service of strict form: the tension between implied feeling and abstract image lends the work extraordinary expressive depth." -Seattle Weekly

Lingo DANCETHEATER has performed Niehoff’s work all over the world. She is well-known in the Northwest United States, where her career as a choreographer is anchored. Lingo has traveled to Canada, Japan, Ecuador, and Cuba and in each place Lingo DANCETHEATER has given a commanding performance winning over audience and critics alike. On Saturday, November 1, 2003 at 8 p.m. in Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities will have the privilege of experiencing KT Niehoff’s fresh choreography and Lingo DANCETHEATER’S "deeply emotive and moving dance," hopefully bringing the audience to their feet.

-The Tablet

Bridgette Kohnhorst, Sarratt Gallery Director

Assistant Director Performing & Fine Arts

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