Cello Diary, presented by Attack TheatreWednesday, June 3, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cello Diary is a virtual dance-making project that grew out of isolation. When the shelter-at-home order began back in March, the dancers of Attack Theatre quickly got to work creating a series of dance films, focusing on a new inspiration each week. With concept and direction by Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza and music from cellist and composer Dave Eggar, the five-episode series explores the process of making dance when physical contact is not an option.
Join the creators of Cello Diary for a conversation about the process of creating new group work alone in a time of social isolation as they share excerpts from select episodes.
Streamed on The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh channel. (run-time 60 minutes)
Now celebrating their 25th Anniversary Season, Attack Theatre fuses modern dance, original live music and interdisciplinary arts to create “wickedly entertaining stage productions” (Pittsburgh City Paper). Under the artistic direction of Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza, the company has performed and toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia including for the Avignon Festival (France), the 7th Next Wave Dance Festival (Japan), Indonesia Arts Festival, Monaco Danses Forum, the Spoleto Festival and the Broadway production of Squonk. Known for their “audacious athleticism” (Dance Magazine), Attack Theatre has created more than 200 original works in theatrical and non-traditional settings. A sought-after collaborator, the company has brought dance to theater companies, museums, symphonies, and more than two dozen operas. Attack Theatre has had the honor of performing alongside artists at City of Asylum in Oliver Lake’s Stoop is a Verb. With a core belief that movement is an essential part of living and learning, Attack Theatre conducts arts education and creative learning programs in school and community settings throughout the region, reaching more than 12,000 individuals annually. www.attacktheatre.com