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DITA, ArtPeers launch presale for Trip The Light 2012

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Dance In The Annex (DITA) and ArtPeers launch presales for TRIP THE LIGHT 2012 - the event takes place May 12 at Wealthy Theatre, ft. live, local and original music and modern dance.
Underwriting support from:

TRIP is made possible by...

The following sponsors make it possible for Dance In The Annex (DITA) and ArtPeers to continue evolving more sustainable arts events: thanks to underwriting, 100% of all door sales for TRIP THE LIGHT 2012 go back to nearly 50 artists involved with this live/local/original event at Wealthy Theatre.



Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Stella's Lounge

Balletmore Dance Studio

Epiglotic Photographic

Founder's Brewing Company

Platinum Media Services

Harmony Brewing Company

Meanwhile Bar

Brewery Vivant


Wealthy Theatre


Dance In The Annex


Wealthy Theatre
1130 Wealthy SE
Grand Rapids, MI

Saturday, May 12, 2012
7 p.m. Doors Open (live music in foyer)
8 p.m. Curtain (performance begins)

/Jonathan Clay

/Luisa Silva

/Chris Apap

TRIP THE LIGHT 2012 tickets are live as you read this article in The Rapidian - click here for presale tickets.

More on TRIP in a moment.

We have a video to debut, thanks to Michael Cook and Scopitone VidBox - this Rapidian feature is the premiere of "Untitled," the newest in a growing collection of modern dance videos by Dance In The Annex (DITA).

DITA artistic director Amy Wilson created the concept and scored the movement; Michael Cook directed the achingly beautiful HD video, produced by Scopitone VidBox, with music by Orpheum Bell. The Harris Building (Downtown Grand Rapids) served as location for the shoot, courtesy of our visionary friends at SITE:LAB.

Now back to TRIP THE LIGHT 2012.

On May 12, the third evolution of TRIP takes place at Wealthy Theatre, with 50 artists including musicians, choreographers, dancers, photographers, videographers and more. Doors open at 7 p.m. with live music in the foyer; curtain is at 8 p.m.

TRIP is one of the region's most collaborative art events - all live, local and original, all onstage for one night only at the historic Wealthy Theatre.

TRIP is produced by Dance In The Annex (DITA) and presented by ArtPeers. The event is made possible in part by Community Media Center.

DITA Artistic Director Amy Wilson said she began planning for Trip 2012 "the day after we finished the Salmagundi concert" (DITA's other annual Wealthy Theatre performance, in the Fall.)

"We've got to take it further every year, it's got to go further," Wilson said. "The relationship between choreographers and musicians are much more intense this year, because of the familiarity with the possibilities available to them, through this event.

"And choreographers are using the aesthetics inherent in the beauty of Wealthy Theatre to create works that are site-specific, not just creating pieces to throw up on an empty stage."

DITA came to be when Grand Rapids had no modern dance company, and no precedent for anything on this level of collaboration and experimentation.

"This city has taken the journey with us as we've grown, and collaborated with musicians, and utilized spaces that celebrate this city," Wilson said. "The choreographers, musicians and dancers have this in mind, this trust that supporters have for what we're doing, and it's incredibly motivating. We have a relationship with our audience, it's much different than merely performing in front of them."

TRIP: an evening of live, local, original dance and music

Featuring Choreography and Music by:
Rachel Finan and expunk
Amy Wilson and Astro Bats
Sarah Powell and The Crane Wives
Carrie Brueck Morris and Ritsu
Marlee Grace Cook-Parrott and John Hanson
Brandon Harneck and AOK
Deven P Brawley and Ribbons of Song
WendiRae Putzke and Jes Kramer
Dance On Camera Pieces by
Shawn T Bible and Heavier Than Air Flying Machines
Seth Thompson/Amy Wilson and Red Tail Ring

End of the World Family Band w. Hannah Rose Graves

$10 tickets during 10-day presale for CMC Members
$12.50 non-members, in advance
$15 day-of show

Anyone can join CMC for as low as $12 per year.

Get your tickets here!

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