Multiple Choice: Dance/Machine, August Wilson Center

 PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES

MULTIPLE CHOICE: DANCE/MACHINE

FEATURING ARTISTS

ANTONY HAMILTON & ALISDAIR MACINDOE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018 | AUGUST WILSON CENTER

PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Multiple Choice: Dance/Machine featuring Antony Hamilton Project’s MEETING with musician Alisdair Macindoe and a dance marathon after party, on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  This event is open to ages 12 and over, and offers attendees the opportunity to “own the night” with the choices of:

[A] 8 pm | $25 | Antony Hamilton Project’s MEETING and full nights events,
[B] 9 pm | $5 Adv/$10 Door (to attend party only) | Dance Marathon and After Party, or
[C] All Night | No Cover | Food Trucks.

Multiple Choice: Dance/Machine features Meeting, a performance by Australian choreographer Antony Hamilton and musician Alisdair Macindoe. Meeting reveals a fascination with the articulation of the body and mind in motion. A focused recital, with Antony Hamilton’s unique physical grammar and Alisdair Macindoe’s bespoke musical instrument making, Meeting composes the body, space, and sound into a dynamic and riveting choreographic sound installation.

The after party for the night will culminate in a dance marathon starting at 9 PM. All party-goers will be assigned a number, and special judges will crown a dancing machine at the end of the night. The winner will receive a $250 cash prize and a trophy. Music by DJ Inception.

In conversation with the programming team of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Aaron Rodden, Programming Manager commented, “This is not only an incredible dance piece, it’s also an electro-acoustic percussion masterpiece. With 64 individually programmed percussive machines and two dancers to manipulate them, this work has more moving parts than some orchestras.” Randal Miller, Director of Dance Programming and Special Projects follows in saying, “The cool thing about this work is the intersection of human and technology. Each machine contributes to both the soundscape and movement aesthetic of the work.”

Driven to compel a diverse group of audiences, Multiple Choice Events increase access to the Cultural District and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust venues—giving individuals options to diversify their experience and interaction with groundbreaking arts programming. “This series of events brings younger faces into our venues and showcases the programming in the Cultural District, whether it be Theatre, Dance or Music, creates a place for all audiences. Having all three of these pieces together, food, party, and a show gives anyone the option to be a part of the night.”— Aaron Rodden, Programming Manager.

The Multiple Choice Events Series is in its third year and hinges itself to community building and audience development for arts experiences within the Cultural District. Tickets to join in the fun ($25 includes Antony Hamilton Project’s MEETING and full nights events, $5: Dance Marathon After Party only) are available online at TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue or night of event at the venue’s box office.

This series is a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and is presented in partnership with the Pittsburgh Dance Council.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.

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