Venues and Dates Announced
Baltimore – June 2, 2015 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has awarded $170,420 in grants supporting 66 performing arts engagements through its 2015-2016 Mid Atlantic Tours program. The grants, awarded directly to presenting organizations, will support engagements by the following artists at venues throughout the mid-Atlantic region. All engagements will include public performances and activities designed to foster greater appreciation for artists’ work and offer meaningful exchanges between artists and the public. For more information on Mid Atlantic Tours, including grants, presenters, and dates, click here. For specific performance dates and times, please contact the appropriate presenting organization.
Contemporary Chamber: SYBARITE5 (New York, NY)
SYBARITE5 is the first string quintet ever selected as a winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in its 60-year history and also are recipients of the Sylvia Ann Hewlett Adventurous Artist Prize. From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules of chamber music.
Dance: Vertigo Dance Company (Israel)
Based in a village outside of Jerusalem, Vertigo Dance Company has performed internationally at prestigious dance venues such as White Bird, Jacob’s Pilllow Dance Festival, and Festival de Marseille. In 2015-2016 Vertigo will tour Reshimo, their newest piece featuring eight company members.
Folk & Traditional: The Crooked Road (Virginia)
The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail concert celebrates the traditional music that has been kept by families and communities since colonial times in Southwest Virginia, including old time string bands, a cappella gospel, blues, ballads, and bluegrass.
Jazz: No BS! Brass Band (Virginia)
Hailing from Richmond, VA, the ten-piece No BS! Brass presents a blast of New Orleans-inspired, rock-anchored, jazz-tinged sound. No BS! Brass has performed in a diverse array of venues and is equally at home in the music club, the punk rock festival, the concert hall stage, or on the parade route, this conservatory-trained band presents extremely danceable and high-energy shows.
Puppetry: Teatro Hugo e Ines (Peru)
Peruvian-based Teatro Hugo e Ines combines mime, dance, and puppetry in creative pieces that play out the poetic moments of daily life. In 2015-2016 the company will tour Short Stories, a collection of stories they have developed over their lifetime of creating characters.
Theatre: Indian Ink (New Zealand)
New Zealand-based theater company Indian Ink blends western theatrical traditions with eastern influences and has been critically acclaimed for its use of live music, heightened theatricality, humor, pathos, and great storytelling. In the 2015-2016 season, the company will present The Elephant Wrestler, a new piece in which the proprietor of a chai stand in the Bangalore, India train station finds himself unexpectedly at odds with his conscience and the Gods of his Hindu divinity.
World Music: De Temps Antan (Canada)
The Québécois folk music trio De Temps Antan, using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, and bouzouki, blends boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found in traditional French-Canadian music. Their sound, anchored by the “tac-tic-a tac” of les pieds (a form of seated clogging found only in French Canada), explores time-honored melodies from Quebec’s musical past informed as much by their world travels as by their fieldwork and family ties.
Funding for these tours is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program, with additional funding from the Delaware Division of the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council.
About Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation develops partnerships and programs that reinforce artists’ capacity to create and present work, advance access to and participation in the arts, and promote a more sustainable arts ecology. For more information on the Foundation’s programs and services, please visit: www.midatlanticarts.org