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Blank Page Poetry (6pm)
October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm$11
This original and innovative mixed-media performance event presents poetry like you’ve never seen it before: combining poetic recitals, cast shadows set in motion, digitally projected words, customized sound, and choreographed dance. The primary component of the Blank Page Poetry event is a large sheet of seamless white paper suspended from a height of at least 9 feet, with the performers positioned behind it and blocked from direct view. The shadow of the performer is cast upon this surface, varying in size, quantity, clarity and gesture. These shadows thus serve as a visual instigator, transforming the performer into an artifice set in expressive motion. In addition, key phrases from each poem are simultaneously projected onto the paper as they are spoken, further enhancing the visual impact and one’s perception of the text. Audible components are integrated into the performance, serving as sound bridges between each of the 2 – 3 minute recitals.
Special thanks to The Schoolhouse for the use of its space for rehearsals.
* Youth poetry workshop. Every Saturday, 1pm at John L. Dart Library. Call (843) 722-7550 to register. Space is limited.
* Monday Night Poetry and Music. Every Monday, 8pm at East Bay Meeting House. Email host Jim Lundy for more information.
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