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Collaborative performance event to be presented Nov. 20-21 at Kentucky Museum

Imagine combining a museum exhibit with dance, music, visual art and poetry into a live performance event.

Imagine you, the audience, unleashing your curiosity: looking, listening, touching, talking and moving within the performance space.

11-20KYMCPP_Poster_3You choose how to experience it.

The rules have changed.

Residual Unseen: Reverence for Lost Voices/The Kentucky Museum Collaborative Performance Project will be presented Nov. 20-21 at the Kentucky Museum. Check-in begins at 7 p.m.; interactive tour begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. Limited tickets available at the door; $5 student/$10 adult, suggested donation.

The purpose of the project is:

  • To engage all participants with our interconnected experience.
  • To learn.
  • To tell stories.
  • To provoke ongoing discussion, change and awareness.

An interdisciplinary ensemble of WKU and invited faculty, along with their students, invite you to join them in an active storytelling experience, as performers and audience blur the lines between music halls and the museum walls; between observing and creating.

Liza Kelly, Associate Professor in WKU’s Department of Music, and her Opera Theatre class have teamed up with Kristina Arnold, Associate Professor in WKU’s Department of Art; Lisa D. Long, Assistant Professor of Dance at California State University Fullerton; Tammy Jeffries, Post-Doctoral Fellow, WKU Department of Communication; and the faculty and staff of the Kentucky Museum to produce this immersive theatre experience.

We begin with the Kentucky Museum exhibits. Moving through the space, we ask the audience to have conversations with the voices that exist both within and on the walls. We ask: What stories are being told? What stories are here, but have not yet been heard? How do we reach across time – into the past and the future – to ensure all our stories are remembered?

The audience is encouraged to move freely within a choreographed space and immerse themselves in the exhibit with permission to experience and interact with installations and performers.

The project is generously sponsored by the Potter College of Arts & Letters, the Departments of Music and Art, and the Kentucky Museum.

Contact: Kristina Arnold, kristina.arnold@wku.edu

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