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CFF17: PLACE/SETTING

CFF_PlaceSetting promoPLACE/SETTING
Part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival ’17
1201 Main
Over-the-Rhine

Written and co-directed by Caitlin McWethy
Choreographed and co-directed by Kimberly Christine-Marie Popa
Guest choreographers: Mandie Reiber, Courtney Paige & Jameson Gastón

Cast: Kimberly Christine-Marie Popa, Ian Timothy Forsgren, Glenda Figueiredo, Ashley Olivia Danger Morton, Darnell Pierre Benjamin, Domonique Trader, Cecilia Padilla, Jules Shumate, Scooben Von Duben, Lormarev Jones, Marquise Deshaune Howie, Hannah Gregory & Jyreika J. Evelyn Guest

Food – it connects us all. But, where is your seat at the table? Performers from Pones Inc., visual artist Pam Kravetz, and documentarian, Ian Forsgen invite you to sit down, share a meal and discover stories of local immigrants around our table. This fast-paced piece changes from family dinner to art gallery, cooking show to dance. PLACE/SETTING breaks down barriers, diffuses stereotypes, cultivates empathy and challenges us to explore ideas of belonging and home.

  • Thu, June 1 at 7pm
  • Sat, June 3 at 25pm
  • Tue, June 6 at 9pm
  • Fri, June 9 at 6:30pm
  • Sat, June 10 at 8:30pm

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Pones Shares Stories of Cincinnati Immigrants through Performance

CFF_PlaceSetting promoCINCINNATI, OH– Pones is known for using unconventional methods to tackle difficult social themes. You may recall the company’s 2014 award-winning Fringe Festival production Traffick which addressed the topic of human trafficking by stripping the audience of traditional theatre etiquette and delivering highly-evocative creative pieces in a dark church. For its tenth Fringe Festival production, Pones addresses the current political climate by sharing stories of fellow Cincinnatians to help build understanding and bridge divides in PLACE/SETTING.

Food – it connects us all. But, where is your seat at the table?

Performers from Pones, visual artist Pam Kravetz, and documentarian, Ian Forsgen invite you to sit down, share a meal and discover stories of local immigrants around our table.

This fast-paced piece changes from family dinner to art gallery, cooking show to dance. PLACE/SETTING breaks down barriers, diffuses stereotypes, cultivates empathy and challenges us to explore ideas of belonging and home. In February and March, Pones hosted four workshops with 14 immigrants from around the world, who now call Cincinnati home. Led by the artistic team and community organizer, Dan Joyner, these workshops involved story harvesting, deep learning, and, of course, the sharing of food.

Audience members will play a role in the show, as they sit at a Judy Chicago-inspired table, set with ceramic pieces created by 12 local ceramicists, including Didem Mert, Melissa Molasses, Carla Lamb,and Katie Swartz. In typical Pones fashion, we are not solely creating a dance show. Spoken word artist, Jyreika Guest will be joining the cast from Chicago; local musician Ian Gullet has composed an original piece using recorded language from around the globe; and the show involves 3 actors, 9 dancers, 4 choreographers, 1 playwright, and a documentary video. Each course is another story that prompts conversation, leaving the audience with a callto-action to start dialogue on social issues currently alive in the city.

WHEN: 

  • Thursday, June 1st 7-8:00pm
  • Saturday, June 3rd 3-4:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 6th 9-10:00pm
  • Thursday, June 8th 7-8:00pm
  • Saturday, June 10th 8:30-9:30pm

Show length: 60 minutes

WHERE: 1201 Main Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

TICKETS: For passes visit http://www.cincyfringe.com/tickets/. Individual show tickets go on sale in May.

Pones provides artistic opportunities for community growth by creating engaging new ways for audiences to experience dance. Founded in 2008, Pones has collaborated with over 200 artists and 100 art and service organizations.The company creates site-specific performances through a fusion of movement and dance with other art forms. Pones performers use their bodies to speak their minds and use their signature pedestrian-inspired movement to spark collaboration, connection, and community.
Pones believes that art creates powerful change. www.ponesinc.com
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Two Male Dancers Needed for DIRTY DANCING! Live at Pones Inc.

Pones logoPerformances:

  • Sunday, February 12th from 4:40-7:00pm (film starts at 5:15pm) @ Eastgate Brew and View (158 seats)
  • Sunday, February 26th from 4:40-7:00pm (film starts at 5:15pm) @ Kenwood Theatre (175 or 299 seats)

Rehearsals:

  • TBD based on availability (2-3 total)

Payment:

  • $60/dancer + parking comped + 2 movie passes

Please e-mail kim@ponesinc.com by 12/24 if interested.

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CFF16: GRAPHIC

CFF_GraphicGRAPHIC
Part of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival ’16
Begins at Know Theatre
Over-the-Rhine 

Written by Derek Snow
Directed by Michael Burnham and Brian Robertson
Choreographed Ian Forsgren & Kim Popa

Pones Inc. takes the audience outside the theatre and into the streets. The murals by ArtWorks and Higher Level Art have created an urban art gallery in the City, and Graphic extends these backdrops off their walls and into real life by creating six pop-up stages. Over 25 artists collaborate to share with you the stories behind the paint. 70 minutes.

  • Wed, June 1 at 7:45pm
  • Sun, June 5 at 8:45pm
  • Wed, June 8 at 7:45pm
  • Fri, June 10 at 9pm
  • Sat, June 11 at 7:45pm

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Covington Buses Become Mobile Stages and Galleries on “Ride with an Artist” Day

PONES_Ride with an Artist Day promoCOVINGTON, KY– Imagine you’re on a bus, mind numb, traveling from Point A to Point B. You’re worrying about the bills you have to pay, the errands you need to run, and… suddenly, people start dancing on the bus with you… Wait, on another bus, there are classical musicians and acoustic guitar and drums… And three other buses have been transformed into an art installation for a day! What is happening? Is this the coolest thing you have EVER seen? Is your day officially MADE?

Join in the celebration of your city, public transit and art as you connect with your neighbors during “Ride with an Artist” Day. Pones Inc. and TANK are teaming up for free pop-up art experiences happening throughout the day on buses. For the price of bus fare, riders will be transported in mobile stages and galleries on their ride to school, work, or home.

Leading up to the day are multiple free community classes and workshops for all ages and abilities, including dance classes for students at John G. Carlisle and Glenn O. Swing schools. We also need your help to create the mobile galleries!

Sign up today for free workshops for the whole family at Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, The Carnegie, and Pique. Join your friends, family, and neighbors in making a bus come to life.

Workshop Information:

  1. “Window Wraps” at Pique on April 27th from 6:30-9:00pm led by artists Annie Brown and Lindsey Whittle
  2. “On Route to Cloud Nine” at Baker Hunt on May 3rd and 10th from 7:00-8:30pm led by artist Karen Saunders
  3. “Botanical Bus” at The Carnegie on May 6th from 5:00-6:00pm and May 7th from 1:00-2:00pm led by artists Greg Swiger and Emily Moores.

“Ride with an Artist” Day Information:
Date: Friday, May 13th between 11:00am-6:00pm

Times and Routes:

  • Your morning commute is about to have a whole new groove. Drummer Liz Wu and guitarist Nick Rose-Stamey will entertain riders with a fiery blend of South American folk music that will inspire you to start your day off right. Catch them on the #25 from 9-10:00am.
  • Pones Inc. dancers will keep things moving on the #1 from 2:00-3:00pm (with stops at John G Carlisle Elementary and Glenn O Swing Elementary)
  • MYCincinnati will be serenading you with a classical quartet on the Southbank Shuttle from 5:00-6:00pm. The musicians involved are part of MYCincinnati, a free, daily youth orchestra program for the Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati.
  • Three art installations up all day on bus routes traveling all across the city on a variety of different routes.

This event was made possible with generous funding from Covington Ten and The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington. More information on “Ride with an Artist” Day and the surrounding events can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/520484391472388/ or www.ponesinc.com.

Pones Inc. provides artistic opportunities for community growth by creating engaging new ways for audiences to experience dance. Founded in 2008, Pones Inc. has collaborated with over 200 artists and 100 art and service organizations. The company creates site-specific performances through a fusion of movement and dance with other art forms. Pones Inc. performers use their bodies to speak their minds and use their signature pedestrian-inspired movement to spark collaboration, connection, and community. Pones Inc. believes that art creates powerful change.

The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky is an integral part of  the Northern Kentucky  community,  providing  public  transit  service  to  Boone,  Campbell,  and  Kenton  Counties  as  well as downtown Cincinnati  for more  than 35 years.  Close  to 4 million passengers each  year rely on TANK buses  throughout  the region  to get  them where they need  to be.  Visit  TANK on the web at www.tankbus.org.
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