Week #6 (Feb. 19 – 21): Concentric Cycles and Dirt

February 19, 2010 - February 21, 2010

7:30pm and 3:00pm, James Levin Theatre


The centerpiece of CPT's season, Big Box provides local artists with the opportunity to create and produce new work. Over seven weeks, Big Box includes nine world-premiere workshop performances of theatre, dance, opera and genre-defying performances. Cleveland Public Theatre is proud to support and foster the work of area artists in this unique program. Artists are given keys to The James Levin Theatre and the freedom to transform the space for the presentation of their work.


Week #6: February 19 – 21 (Double Bill)

Concentric Cycles 


Concentric Cycles

Choreographed by Lisa K. Lock and Performed by Amy Compton and Lisa K. Lock.

As time passes, memories weave a fabric that connects with the present, shaping every moment of our lives. A mysterious karmic tale that spans a life time repetitively gives second chances and allows for grasping wisdom through mistakes made in the heat of passion.

Choreographer and performer Lisa K. Lock’s new work ponders questions about the privilege of owning a body, in a fable of incarnating souls. Memories are made visible with an unrolling large red train, at times decorative and at times limiting, it is a metaphor for the fabric of life, the red thread, and a bloody past.

Collaborators include Larry Coleman (video and PR), Paul Gurgol (artistic advisor) and Russ Borski (costume designer).


Choreographed and Performed by Michael Medcalf

Dirt is the title piece and the first installment of a multimedia dance trilogy loosely inspired by the book The Prophet by poet, philosopher and artist Kahlil Gibran. Through improvisation and the development of a “movement alphabet” Dirt will abstractly translate movement into words and words into movement. Dirt is a solo dance piece performed by Medcalf along with live musicians and projected video.

Lisa K. Lock brings her innovative choreography to CPT for Big [BOX] 10 (Photo: Larry Coleman)          Michael Medcalf presents the premiere of his new dancework <i>Dirt</i>. Photo Credit: Larry Coleman
Michael Medcalf presents <i>Dirt</i> in Big [BOX] at CPT! Photo Credit: Larry Coleman          Choreographer and Performer Lisa K. Lock (Photo: Larry Coleman)