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Owens Welcomes Tres Vidas Performance

Posted Oct 25th, 2010 by Brad Meyer  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com

 

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Area residents will have the opportunity to experience a unique artistic performance developed by Core Ensemble that features a theatrical narrative to chamber music as Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts presents “Tres Vidas” on Thursday, Oct. 28.

Core Ensemble’s performance will take place in the College’s Mainstage Theatre at 7:30 p.m. The Owens Toledo-area Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

“Owens Community College is proud to welcome internationally-acclaimed Core Ensemble to Northwest Ohio,” said Barbara Barkan, Owens Director for the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. “Core Ensemble’s chamber music theatre presentation of ‘Tres Vida’ combines both the theatrical narrative and chamber music in a unique artistic expression that celebrates theatre, music and Latin American history. Attendees will be amazed by the group’s talents and compelling performance.”

Core Ensemble’s presentation of “Tres Vidas” will feature an actress performing in both Spanish and English that portrays three legendary Latin American women, including renowned Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni and Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya, all while interacting onstage with a musical cello, percussion and piano trio. With a script written by Chilean poet and writer Marjorie Agosin, “Tres Vidas” will highlight powerful portrayals of each woman and includes the singing of traditional Mexican folk songs, as well as Argentinean popular and tango songs made famous by Mercedes Sosa and Carlos Gardel. “Tres Vidas” premiered in March 2001 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is now touring around the globe.

Since its inception in 1993, Core Ensemble has garnered international acclaim for its unique chamber music theatre work. Touring venues and events worldwide, the group has made appearances at Harvard University, the Guggenheim Museum and the Moscow Autumn Festival, among many other locations. Additionally, the ensemble was named the recipient of the 2000 Eugene McDermott Award for Excellence in the Arts by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has received support from the State of Florida Department of Cultural Affairs, New England Foundation for the Arts and Palm Beach County Cultural Council.

Tickets for Core Ensemble’s “Tres Vidas” performance are $18 and all seats are general admission. To purchase tickets, visit www.owens.edu or contact the College’s Box Office. For more information about this event, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2787.

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