7-Shot Symphony at the Deering Estate at Cutler 1/9/12

7-Shot Symphony at the Deering Estate at Cutler
Monday, January 9, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Deering Estate at Cutler
16701 SW 72 Avenue
Miami, FL 33157
305-235-1668 ext. 233

South Florida Premiere Of Award-Winning Mythic Mash-Up “THE 7-Shot Symphony” At The Deering Estate At Cutler
Tickets: $25 for adults; $12 for students (with Student I.D.);
$20 for Deering Estate Foundation Members.
To purchase tickets, please call the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

The award-winning Minneapolis-based physical-theater company Live Action Set performs its original production The 7-Shot Symphony at the Deering Estate at Cutler on Monday, January 9th at 7:30 pm.
Hailed as “the love child of Quentin Tarantino and Cirque du Soleil,” and “avant-garde for the masses,” Live Action Set’s mash-up of seven myths from around the world reinterpreted against the backdrop of America’s epic Old West has received both popular and critical acclaim across the Midwest. The show’s American setting of superhuman strength, heroism, and comeuppance illuminates the contemporary relevance of these ancient tales.

Performed without set or props, just with a whole lot of creative ingenuity, The 7-Shot Symphony places focus on the actors’ bare ability to illuminate a world of richly filled images “in such the way that Quentin Tarantino would decide to stage a play.” Creating visually entertaining and emotionally insightful storytelling, Live Action Set builds upon its roots in dance, continues its tradition of “physical theater,” and infuses elements borrowed from cinematography, cartoons, Italy’s Commedia dell’Arte, and France’s treteau traditions.

Performances are supported by live, original tunes from the Minneapolis-based band Tree Party, whose style puts a contemporary twist on traditional country music.

Originally premiering in March 2011 at Loring Theater, The 7-Shot Symphony has since then performed in Red Wing and Chicago. Their tour to Florida, Kentuky, and Tennessee marks the company’s first multi-city venture beyond the Midwest.

“Based on the success at home as well as in Chicago and Red Wing, we believe this show has the wings to take flight and soar to audiences beyond our Twin Cities. Touring extends the life of the production, employs actors, promotes Minnesota, and is a big part of our plan for long range sustainability.” – Noah Bremer, Artistic Director

Live Action Set is led by Joanna Harmon, Executive Director, and Noah Bremer, Artistic Director. This production is developed by Live Action Set under the primary creative direction of Ryan Underbakke and written by Matt Spring and Ryan Underbakke with and performed by Mark Benzel, Joey Ford, Damian Johnson, Emily King, Matt Riggs, Dustin Suggs, and Jenna Wyse. Local band Tree Party– Joey Ford, Jenna Wyse, Travis Bolton, Andy Carroll, and Derek Trost– will perform originally composed music live with their violin, mandolin, electric guitar, upright acoustic bass. Debbie Tallen creates the lighting design, and Mandi Johnson and Amelia English create costumes.

Live Action Set is a Twin Cities-based performance company committed to creating visually poetic, wildly imaginative, and intellectually accessible performance experiences that harness the indefinable power of the human spirit. Since 2004, Live Action Set has created over 18 original performances, each combining the talents of a unique ensemble of performers, directors, choreographers, designers, writers and researchers. For more information, please visit www.liveactionset.org.

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