Hope Arthur presents The CORE
Jan22

Hope Arthur presents The CORE

Disconnect and immerse yourself in the complexity of the human spirit in downtown Fort Wayne this weekend. Local music artist Hope Arthur will be presenting The CORE in Collaboration with Mikautadze Dance Theatre, Hope Arthur Orchestra, Saitnkini of Austria, and Silbo Gomero on Saturday 8 pm at the Parkview Physicians Group Blackbox Theater. This weekend’s performance will consist of two parts – a vocal performance piece by The Hope Arthur Orchestra and “Schreimoment,” a collaborative effort featuring both local and Austrian artists. The performance will feature artistic projections by Alec Johnson, who has created shape-based pieces that will interact with The CORE. So immerse yourselves, Fort Wayne, as it should be be a one-of-a-kind performance, not likely to be performed again in the near future! The CORE, which stands for Cultivating Oneness Reinventing Expression, is a physical artistic performance structure Arthur has been developing since she was a student in an “Entrepreneurship through the Arts” course at IPFW. Local artists Jeremy Stroup and Gregor Roth helped Arthur design and build The CORE as a structure. The vision behind The CORE continued to evolve into what it is today during a residency Arthur completed at the local Wunderkammer Company art gallery. The structure is by no means complete and continues to evolve into a collaborative experience with Arthur and the local artistic community. “I think I wanted to make a physical structure of how I feel on the inside at least, like when I’m reflecting or when I’m sad or when I’m happy – the core of my being or my human spirit,” Arthur said. “I wanted to look at it, and perform on it, and explore it.” Part one on Saturday will feature The CORE with a 20-minute all-vocal performance piece by the Hope Arthur Orchestra. The vocal performers will also be performing the choreography for the piece. This will be followed by “Schreimoment,” an all-dance and music performance piece by Saitnkini, an Austrian artistic duo featuring Ulrich Schleicher and Andre Schwarzl. Saitnkini wrote the story and basic structure of Schriemoment, and then Silbo Gomero and Mikautadze brought it to life in Fort Wayne. The collaborative effort between artists from different artistic areas (and even different continents) has been impressive. Schleicher and Schwarzl collaborated via Skype with Arthur, musician/composer Kurt Roembke, and Elizabeth Mikautadze of the Mikautadze Dance Theatre to help make their detailed vision for the piece come to life. “So many collaborators and a lot of creative input!” said Mikautadze, who directed the choreography of the piece. “This is energizing to me and is the reason I do the work I do.” The piece features original contemporary-inspired choreography performed by the Mikautadze Dance Theatre and music composed by Silbo Gomero, a music collaboration between Arthur...

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LFW Weekend Fun File
Jan21

LFW Weekend Fun File

There is so much to do this weekend! Our calendar is full of fantastic events taking place around our city, so be sure to check it out for a more exhaustive list. In the meantime, here’s a quick peak at some of the things we are looking forward to this week! If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekend Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com 1. YLNI Hot Spot Thurs, January 21, 5:30pm – 7:00pm Join us at the Hoppy Gnome this Thursday! Meet new friends and find out how you can get more involved with our community. A group of us from LFW will be there — come say hi! 2. Road to One Million Thurs, January 21, 6pm – 9pm Following the Hot Spot, head over to the Grand Wayne Convention Center for Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Road to One Million Kick Off Celebration!  3. Winter Party Fri, January 22, 6pm Celebrate Winter exhibits with a night of art, music, food, and friends! Enjoy gourmet edibles and cash bar by Main Street Bistro and live music by Adam Strack 4. Summit Brewing Tap Showcase & Benefit Fri, January 22, 7pm Summit Brewing and Deer Park Pub will host a tap showcase to show off some of Summit’s delicious brews! 100% of the tips will be donated to local charity Wellspring Interfaith Social Services. 5. Beer and Bacon Fest Fri, January 22, 6pm – 10pm So … Beer and Bacon. Check out the local craft beers. There will be live music and other fun activities, and a silent auction to benefit Honor Flight Northeast Indiana. 6. Mizpah Shrine Circus January 21 6:30 pm January 22 7:00 pm January 23 10:00 am, .2:30 pm, 7:00 pm January 24 1:00 pm, 5:45 pm If you purchase your tickets for Friday night, head on over when you’re finished with the beer and the bacon! Does that sound like the best Friday night ever?! 7. Get Fit Fort Wayne Expo Sat, January 23, 10am – 8pm Sun, January 24, 11am – 5pm Does anyone else find it a little ironic that the Get Fit Expo is the same weekend as Beer and Bacon Fest? Maybe? There will be lifestyle seminars, interactive activities, health and fitness screenings, and everything you need to get fit and healthy in the new year! You probably need to check it out if you spent your Friday night drinking beer, and eating bacon and circus snacks. 8. YLNI Winter Farmer’s Market Sat, January 23, 9am – 1pm We love the Winter Farmer’s Market. Fresh and unique produce, meats, baked...

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