TMP Collaborates and Story Story Night Consumes

Plus Red Light Variety Show prepares for the apocalypse

| September 19, 2012
TMP takes a collaborative leap this fall.
- Lois Greenfield
TMP takes a collaborative leap this fall.

After a whirlwind tour through the Philippines, Vietnam, China and South Korea in May, Boise's lithe cultural ambassadors Trey McIntyre Project have officially selected the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company to complete a three-week-long collaborative residency with the company.

TMP and KNCDC will combine acronyms and talents for a special performance debuting at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival in November.

"I could tell they had a real generosity of spirit and a way of being present and in the moment that is very similar to the way [TMP] works," Artistic Director Trey McIntyre said in a press release.

TMP was able to tour Asia through DanceMotion USAsm, a program designed and funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. In addition to the performance in Brooklyn, N.Y., the companies will also show off their collaborative skills at the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts in Boise on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Moving from works on stage to works on paper, Stewart Gallery will host an opening reception Friday, Sept. 21, from 6-8 p.m. for its annual Works on Paper exhibition, which features local, national and international artists. Stewart is located at 2230 Main St. and the show will be up through Friday, Nov. 2.

In other debut news, burlesque troupe the Red Light Variety Show will present its apocalypse-themed fall show, The End is Near Here, at Visual Arts Collective Thursday, Sept. 20-Saturday, Sept. 22, and Friday, Sept. 28-Saturday, Sept 29. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

On the final night of the performance Red Light will host a FREE afterparty at VAC from 11 p.m.-2 a.m., featuring Radio Boise's Psycache spinning end-of-the-world tunes and a post-apocalyptic costumed dance party.

After you've sated your burlesque appetite, head to The Rose Room Monday, Sept. 24, to savor Story Story Night's latest theme, Consumed: Stories of Hunger and Appetites, with storytellers Brent Southcombe, Cheryl Maddalena and Anna Demetriades.

This month, in addition to a story slam, the evening will boast two fusion art performances. Storyteller Emma Arnold and musician Jack Loyd Gish will perform a short piece on "an all-consuming family experience," and choreographer Chanel DaSilva, dancer Libby Schmoeger and SSN hostess Jessica Holmes will debut a piece "centered on a spoon full of sugar."

The show starts at 7 p.m. and priority seating tickets are $7 in advance or $5 at the door.

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