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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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CONCOCTION


CONCOCTION


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 AT THE ROYAL AMERICAN| 6pm-11pm

As an homage to its uber-successful JAIL BREAK series, the Charleston Arts Festival will return to The Royal American with its signature live music and dance extravaganza, CONCOCTION, featuring Charleston super-performers:  Wolfgang Zimmerman with Invisible Low End Power, 2 Slices, and Contour, complemented by live dance performances curated by Dance Lab Charleston’s Jenny Broe. LEARN MORE

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POE


POE


POE | A PLAY IN THE DARK


Friday | Saturday October 5 & 6 at Queen Street Playhouse | 8pm

Once upon a midnight dreary…” 

An original music and movement exploration of the haunting recesses of Edgar Allan Poe’s mind upon the conception of his masterwork, “The Raven”, Poe | A Play In The Dark will feature a score composed and performed by Andrew Walker, Co-founder and Director of the Charleston Arts Festival, and movement choreographed by Sara Sumner, Starla Kurtz, Stephanie Burg and Jenny Broe,  Chief Mad Scientist and Owner of Dance Lab. 

A thrilling, quirky and peculiar story, Poe will transport you into his study and onto his page while illuminating his obsessive nature, rich with madness yet full of beauty. This madness brought on by the premonition of his lost love ignites his brilliance and gives birth to his most amazing work. Through narration, music and dance, the play unfolds Poe’s tremendous undertaking and exploits the outright war he fights with himself to complete such a masterpiece. The question is, will he possess the courage, wisdom and strength to emerge from his mind’s darkest corners alive or will he be trapped there “nevermore”?

 

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Myth Of An Atom


Myth Of An Atom


Myth Of An Atom

October 5 & 6 at Queen St. Playhouse |10:00pm

MYTH OF AN ATOM is the brainchild of New York-based duo, visual designer Christian Hannon (NON Visuals) and musician/producer Fallen Atom. Eclectically fusing elements of hip hop, R&B, future bass, and electronic soundscapes with fluid, sound reactive imagery, this audiovisual performance explores the nature of light, sound, and the cinematic experience with a live band. Atom and Hannon are accompanied by other musicians behind a translucent screen that is projection mapped by Hannon's visuals, creating a holographic effect. The visuals and music are of a modular nature, making each show a unique adventure for the viewer and the performers.

Hannon and Atom are Charleston natives, who debuted their project locally at the inaugural Charleston Arts Festival Finale in October of 2016.

 

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Beyond Transport


Beyond Transport


Beyond Transport and Alexx Finding Home

AT THE AMERICAN THEATER

Saturday, November 3

Charleston Arts Festival is thrilled to be presenting the American premieres of Beyond Transport and Alexx Finding Home, two new documentary films, by California-based filmmaker, Ched Lohr.  

 Beyond Transport is a moving exploration of the ways in which our devices distance us from our fellow humans by hampering our genuine ability and willingness to communicate.  Conversations with taxi drivers around the world offer insight into our openness for direct communication.  In the personal device era, how are we talking?

Beyond Transport recently received the 2018 award for best editing of a short documentary at the Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival, where it was also nominated as best short documentary.

In Lohr’s brand new, second feature documentary, Alexx Finding Home tells of twenty-nine-year-old woman's mission to establish a home for her new small family following her years of homelessness since the age of fourteen.   This determined, soon-to-be mother, joined with a compassionate community, proves that no obstacle can overcome the power of love.

 These screenings will be followed by a panel discussion including the filmmaker and participants and advisors from the two films.