Ira Glass / dance troupe collaboration added to Ann Arbor Summer Festival lineup
Photo by Ebru Yildiz
More information about the show is contained in the press release:
"This American Life" host Ira Glass has been working with Monica Bill Barnes & Company to invent a show that combines two art forms that - as Glass puts it -Â "have no business being together - dance and radio." One is all words and no visuals. One is all visuals and no words. The result is a funny, lively and very talky evening of dance and stories that brought down the house in its first test run at Carnegie Hall this past February. Now the full show comes to Ann Arbor this summer for its Midwest premiere. "What makes it work," says Glass "is a shared sensibility. As dancers, Monica and Anna are these amazingly relatable and funny storytellers without words."
Ira Glass is the creator and host of WBEZ Chicago’s public radio show "This American Life," which is distributed by Public Radio International and heard on over 500 public radio stations; its podcast most weeks is the most popular podcast in America. Monica Bill Barnes & Company is a contemporary American dance company with the mission to celebrate individuality, humor and the innate theatricality of everyday life. The company has performed in over thirty venues in New York City including New York City Center, The Joyce Theater, Joe's Pub and Upright Citizens Brigade, and out of town venues including Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, The American Dance Festival and next month at The Kennedy Center.
Tickets for "One Radio Host, Two Dancers" range from $35 to $65 and are available by phone at 734-764-2538, online at A2SF.org, or in person at the Michigan League Ticket Office. There is a student discount of $10 off per ticket, up to two tickets, in any price section. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Festival Ticket Office, and a current student ID must be presented at the time of purchase to receive discount.