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"Salmagundi: calm seas" Friday at Wealthy Theatre - live modern dance, music and film

The public is invited to this collaborative performance event that takes place every fall, involving local and regional dancers, choreographers, musicians and videographers.
Underwriting support from:

Event Information

$15.00 GENERAL
$12.50 CMC MEMBER

All proceeds from Salmagundi, like every DITA concert, go directly to the choreographers, dancers, musicians and tech crew.

Click here for online ticket sales.

 

Salmagundi: calm seas
Friday, Nov. 9
8 p.m. Curtain
7 p.m. Doors Open

Peter Wege Auditorium
at Wealthy Theatre
1130 Wealthy Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 459-4788 x130

 

Tickets are available at the Wealthy Theatre Box Office, 2-7 p.m. weekdays.

Online sales are available anytime at wealthytheatre.org/salmagundi and Community Media Center (CMC) members save almost 20 percent on most tickets.

 

Click here to join CMC for as little as $12/yr - adults can enjoy Michigan beers on draught, along with wine and spirits, at Wealthy Theatre's member-only bar.

Wealthy Theatre is a service of CMC.

 

External links:

Facebook Event page.
Wealthy Theatre event listing.
"Meet The Artists" page on the DITA website.

 

"Salmagundi: calm seas" will last 90 minutes. There will be an intermission.

 

Dance in the Annex (DITA) has dedicated this year's performane of"Salmagundi" to legendary lighting designer Rikk David, who frequently volunteered his lighting expertise at DITA events at Wealthy Theatre. Rikk died unexpectedly in September.

 

Also this weekend, on Nov. 11, Rikk's friends are gathering for a memorial at Wealthy Theatre. DITA dancers will be performing a piece at the Nov. 11 memorial.

Artists from Ann Arbor to Nebraska are collaborating with their counterparts in Grand Rapids, live on stage at Wealthy Theatre on Friday, for"Salmagundi: calm seas" - the fourth annual fall concert by Dance in the Annex (DITA). This event is made possible in part by Community Media Center (CMC), Wealthy Theatre and ArtPeers. All proceeds go directly to the artists and technicians.

"Salmagundi" is an original Wealthy Theatre event produced by DITA - the predecessor to "Trip The Light" (our annual spring modern dance concert.)

"Salmagundi is this gigantic, amazing entanglement with our community's performing artists, technical artists, and patrons," said Erin Wilson, Director, Wealthy Theatre. "DITA brings together WYCE 88.1FM musicians, video archiving and projection by GRTV volunteers and staff, and Wealthy Theatre's nimble technical staff. It's one of the most fruitful entanglements this city has ever experienced.

"The first Salmagundi featured a hip-hop performer and member of the New Black Panthers onstage with Jason Wheeler and a number of African drummers, joined by a cellist and violinist from the Grand Rapids sympohny," Wilson said. "Salmagundi is a dish of many ingredients, much like Wealthy Theatre, much like CMC."

Along with three original, short "dance on camera" video pieces that will be presented Nov. 9, "Salmagundi" features music by Orpheum Bell and many others - but the live dance performance is the beating heart of it all.

"This year features some of the most brilliant choreographers in contemporary modern dance," said Amy Wilson, DITA Artistic Director. "Friday's performance features new works by choreographers like Catherine Herrman, who studied in Germany with Pina Bausch and has performed internationally for years.

"The dance-on-film pieces we're showing Friday are beyond description, and the live music is among the best in Michigan," Wilson added. "Grand Rapids is widely considered an emerging center of modern dance, nationally, and that's because our city's artists have been willing to take chances and immerse themselves in new and complicated collaborations. We've joined together to create something bigger than any of us individually, and that takes guts - people here put the art above the ego, which is no small thing."

"Salmagundi: calm seas" features choreography by Sherrie Barr, Hannah Sullivan Ferianc, Rachel Finan, Catherine Herrman, Mary Jo Masters, Marlee Grace, and Amy Wilson. Dance On Film pieces will be presented by Michael Cook, Marlee Grace/John Hanson, Carolyn Pavlik. Live music will be performed by Orpheum Bell, Marc Lachance, and others.

Poster art work by Alynn Guerra.

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