- $17 for one ticket to see Aszure Barton & Artists' Awáa (up to $34 value)
- When: Saturday, February 22, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Hart Theatre at The Egg Center for the Performing Arts
- Seating: orchestra reserved
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Aszure Barton & Artists' Awáa
"I know this is crazy, but I had this dream that I was underneath water, sitting in a rocking chair." When Aszure Barton told that dream to the Director of Theatre Arts at Banff, KDFC reports, the choreographic inspiration for Awáa took root. Bathed in colored light or set apart in a stark spotlight, dancers seem to melt, float off the ground, and drift through current—simple costuming leaving the attention on the most subtle of their movements. And those movements were borne from a practiced mind: Barton has not only won Canada's Arts & Letters award for her work, she's also choreographed Cyndi Lauper and Alan Cumming in Broadway's Threepenny Opera.
The score for Awáa was composed by Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin and Curtis Macdonald, two very different musical personalities. Their tones contrast and play off each other throughout the work, weaving dense percussive energy with strings inspired by French Canadian folk, Vivaldi, and Klezmer.
The Egg Center for the Performing Arts
It doesn’t look like a venue where people gather for concerts and Broadway musicals. From far away, it hardly seems habitable at all. The Egg looks a sculpture—the kind museums guard behind velvet ropes—but inside the yolk, supported by a concrete-beam girdle and a stem that roots it six stories into the earth, deep into the mole-people's living rooms, lay two amphitheaters: the Lewis A. Swyer Theatre and the Kitty Carlisle Hart Theatre. Designed by the esteemed architectural firm Harrison and Abramovitz, whose other marvels include the Corning Museum of Glass, The Egg represents the completion of the Empire State Plaza project, which fulfilled Nelson Rockefeller’s dreams of turning skylines into sculptures.