Theatre: ALAXSXA | ALASKA runs through Sept. 3, 2017
by Michelle Saport |
ALAXSXA | ALASKA Aug. 31-Sept. 3 Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m. / Sunday, 5 p.m. UAA Fine Arts Building, Harper Studio Tickets: ArtsUAA.comALAXSXA | ALASKA is a theatrical collage of multimedia, puppetry, and Yup'ik drum and dance, illuminating striking moments of cross-cultural encounter. Three performers, Ryan Conarro, Gary Upay'aq Beaver (Yup'ik) and Justin Perkins, use movement and puppetry to reveal a series of little-known historical narratives of collisions between people and cultures of Alaska. These histories - at times humorous, at times tragic - juxtapose against Beaver and Conarro's own personal memories as "insider" and "outsider" in the Last Frontier. Directed by Ping Chong and Ryan Conarro.
ALAXSXA | ALASKA is a National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Bunnell Street Arts Center in partnership with Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, La MaMa and NPN, and enjoys additional generous logistical support from the UAA Department of Theater & Dance and the Atwood Foundation.