Secrets: Freeing the Hidden Story opens at the Diana Wortham Theatre on Thurs. June 20 and runs through Saturday, June 22. Through storytelling, drama, dance, poetry and multimedia the performers weave an evening of entertainment and poignant revelations about secrets.
Featured artist include: local film artist Erika Czerwinski and filmmaker and photographer David Huff create a montage of film vignettes, juxtaposing image, sound, and dialogue that delve into the complexity of secrets. Gregg Levoy, author of Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life, presents a two-part story; poet Griffin Payne offers spoken word and returning for their third appearance is the beloved Tebbe Davis and Amy LaDeroute with their comical skits. Music composition is by Chris Rosser of Free Planet Radio.
Proceeds benefit Four Seasons Hospice, a nonprofit offering end-of-life care to patients and families in Buncombe, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Transylvania, and Swain counties. Tickets are $18 and are purchased through Diana Wortham Theatre, Malaprop’s Bookstore, Enchanted Forrest (North and South Store) and Four Seasons Hospice.
Since 2006, Community Choreography Projects, led by Artistic Director Barrie Barton, has guided more than 100 individuals through a process of self-expression in the form of movement theater. Secrets: Freeing the Hidden Story, presents the distilled collection of stories and movements from 19 cast members that are then composed and structured into a choreographic style. It’s collaboration at its best. Real life. Real stories. Real people.
Community Choreography Projects: Real Life. Real Stories. Real People—Founded in 2005 by Artistic Director Barrie Barton, the CCP presents innovative and expressive work relevant to the human experience by creating collaborative and community-based movement theater performances based on universal themes. By engaging in these workshops, performances, and projects, people encounter the liberation of dormant creative potential, self-confidence, and an open door to the strength and profound notion of community.
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This project is supported in part by a grant from
Asheville Art in the Park and the Asheville Area Arts Council.