The Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College’s arts presenter of dynamic and multifaceted arts experiences, hits the ground running in January, picking up its 2019-20 performance season with vibrant offerings in dance, music, family theatre, puppetry and more. The Redfern’s 38th season highlights a unique blend of entertaining and playful performances, while featuring projects that explore the depth and range of the human experience and cultural experiences. Tickets for the Spring 20 season can be purchased online, by phone at 603-358-2168 and in person when the Redfern Box Office is open, Monday to Friday, from 12 to 5 p.m.

David Dorfman Dance will be in residence from January 21-23 developing a new dance piece A(Way) Out of My Body that investigates the out-of-body experience as it relates to intergenerational trauma, and the mental and physical impacts of surviving personal adversity. The electrifying Julian Fleisher and His Rather Big Band will bring down the house on February 6 with an interactive performance of American popular music from the year 1975. On February 22, family audiences will enjoy a charming, food-filled farce Sammy and Le Grand Buffet from Shelbourne Falls-based Piti Theatre Company. On March 12, the acclaimed puppetry ensemble Sandglass Theater returns to the Redfern with a new theatre piece Babylon (Journeys of Refugees) centering the stories of refugees, and the season closes on April 2 with the debut of POWER by choreographer Reggie Wilson/ Fist and Heel Performance Group, exploring intersections between Black Shaker worship and movement.

Throughout the season, the Redfern’s Creative Connections engagement program invites the KSC campus, local community members, and partners to participate and collaborate in a range of free engagement activities. Creative Connections activities offer points of entry into our performance season and generates opportunities for audiences to dig deeper into art, artists, and the creative process. Creative Connections highlights for the Spring season include an intergenerational, community workshop with David Dorfman Dance (see details below); a unique Refugee Journey workshop with Sandglass Theater; post-show art making following Piti Theatre’s Sammy and Le Grand Buffet; and rich conversations with choreographer Reggie Wilson and invited scholars exploring the links between spiritual music and dance practices of Shaker and African American traditions. For more information about Creative Connections activities, contact Redfern’s Assistant Director Sharon Fantl, 603-358-2167, sfantl@keene.edu.

Tickets can be purchased online, or by calling our Box Office at 603-358-2168.

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The Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College presents and fosters dynamic and multifaceted arts experiences through performances, residencies, and related programs that deepen the connection between the arts and audiences, both from the campus and the greater Monadnock region.

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