If you are looking for some unique arts events to close out Spring Break, and have a heart to support Masterworks staff and students, then you need to read more!
First is, "The Artist Within" - with three performances Thursday (7:00 p.m.) and Friday (4:00 and 8:00 p.m.) at MTYP. Second is "Exploring the Woods" on Sunday, 6:30 p.m. at CMU.
Here is write-up taken from the Facebook Event:
T H E A R T I S T W I T H I N
is a story driven production written and directed by GeNie Baffoe. The story seeks to cast a light on what it's like to be an artist while balancing a day job and other aspects of life unrelated to the art itself. While at the same time addressing the consequences of overworking yourself and those around you. All of us must fight day in and day out to grow, share, and protect our passion in whatever form it takes. This can come with many ups, downs, laughs, frustrations, rewards & failures along the way. We invite you to witness this story that follows the journey of a Dancer, a choreographer, an actor, a rapper, a beatboxer, a singer, a workaholic and a DJ. Some have put in the work and made it, some are working to make it, and some just find themselves working. This is a 1 of a kind look at the "behind the scenes" struggle of the artistic lifestyle. You think you know, but do you?
A cast of over 80 local artists
over 50 dancers -- 10 choreographers -- 5 parkour athletes -- 2 rappers -- 2 actors -- 2 producers -- 2 International Lighting Technicians --2 videographers -- 1 DJ -- 1 poet -- 1 beatboxer -- 1 visual artist --
GeNie is one of our Hip Hop teachers. Also in the show are teachers Michal Goertzen and Jenna Voth and students Holly P. and Patrick S.
Tickets are $30 here or $40 at the door (or talk to one of the participants).
Venue: Manitoba Theatre for Young People, at the Forks
Performances: 7:00 Friday, 4:00/8:00 Saturday (doors open 6, 3:30, 7)
Come and support these artists and gain a whole new appreciation for what they do!