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Arts and Entertainment

June 13, 2014

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Star Theater to host work-in-progress

Cherry Valley Artworks is hosting a three-day development residency through today, and a work-in-progress showing today of “Voice of the Body,” a new work by choreographer Amber Sloan and composer John Glover. The work is a blend of music and movement, voice and electronics that explores the sonic and visual range of the body. Dancers are integrated into the creation of sound and singers woven into the movement. Jordan Morley is the featured dancer and Hai-Ting Chinn the singer for the residency.

Sloan is a dancer, choreographer and teacher based in New York City. Her work has been presented by Spoke the Hub at Gowanus Arts, the West End Theater, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dance Theater Workshop, Mulberry Street Theater, 92nd Street Y as well as many other venues. She serves on the faculty of the Alvin Ailey school as dance composition teacher.

Glover has created music for opera, dance, theater and the concert hall. His chamber opera “New Arrivals” was produced by the Houston Grand Opera company. His song cycle for the New York Youth Symphony “Natural Systems” premiered last spring at Carnegie Hall. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships. This is Glover’s second residency with Cherry Valley Artworks, which began with last season’s mixed media performance “Life Cycles” based on the work of local artist Mark Mastroianni.

The performance begins at 7:30. Admission is $10, or $5 for those younger than 17.


Second Saturdays’ set at The Gallery

The Gallery in Stamford will continue its “Second Saturdays” open mic series as a stage for talent of all levels and diversities

The Gallery offers a concert hall that includes an in-house drum kit, grand piano, two sets of congas and a sound system.

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