Experience the Great Irish Famine through the Artistically Unique Perspective of the Falling Flight Project Dance Theater: Thursday, March 17th @ 8:00 p.m.
Watch the Falling Flight Project.
The Falling Flight Project dance company brings intense drama to the stage with their production of Ghosts of the White Ship: the Irish Famine. This is a condensed performance of the original show staged in 2010. Experience the retelling of this historic event as never before via artistic director Karen Murphy-Fitch’s emotionally charged choreography which presents a superb blend of artistic virtuosity, artful story-telling, social and human awareness, edgy humor, and thought-provoking philosophical overtones. That’s right, this event is not meant to be an evening of light-hearted entertainment by any means, but promises to be intriguing nonetheless. Still, through it all, it remains a chief goal of the choreographer to ensure that the audience is sufficiently entertained, but at the same time remains keenly focused on the underlying social messages being communicated throughout the performance. And the Celtic music which accompanies this intense contemporary dance drama? Trust me if you attend the show your ears will be treated to nothing but the best! Thanks to Kevin Burke, Cal Scott, Emerald Rae, Martin Hayes, Les Charbonniers De L’Enfer, Shooglenifty, Saint Patrick Boy’s, Mary Jane Lamond, Lunasa, Ashley MacIsaac, Talitha MacKenzie, and Steve Martin. (that’s right, the big-name actor/comedian is an accomplished musician as well)
The Falling Flight Project founded in 1997 by Murphy-Fitch, is a small company of eight members plus additional guest artists. Her choreography is designed to emphasize the unique skills of each individual dancer, yet she still characterizes each work as a display of company teamwork, as well. She is steadfast in her mission to employ her dance company as an artistic vehicle to promote social awareness among its various audiences. Furthermore, she has engaged Falling Flight Project in numerous educational outreach endeavors within the local community in hopes of strengthening an attitude of general concern and caring for others with respect to any societal hardships local citizens be facing. So, if you do attend this special performance, be prepared not only to be highly entertained both musically and visually, but also philosophically stimulated by this truly inspired dramatic rendition of the Great Irish Famine.
When: March 17th, Thursday @ 8:00 p.m.
Where: Multicultural Arts Center (East Cambridge)
Tickets: $25.00 (General) / $20.00 (Multicultural Arts Center and BDA members, seniors, and students with ID)
More Info: 617-577-1400 OR Visit cmacusa.org (For tickets)