Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Genre-Defying Participatory Dance Performance 'Waist High & Elbow Deep' to Debut in Akron in April

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 3:07 PM

click to enlarge whed1.jpg
Megan Elk began performing in opera and musical theater before settling on the stage name Miss Alexandra Huntingdon and hitting the Cleveland clubs. A self-proclaimed "rust-belt glamour queen," she describes her music as original songs with a retro-pop/cabaret sensibility.

Now, she’s co-developed a new genre-defying performance, Waist High & Elbow Deep. Elk developed the concept with 2016 Creative Workforce Fellow Megan Young, a part-time faculty member at Kent State University and theater/dance faculty at Beck Center for the Performing arts in Lakewood.



The cast includes Angela Luem, Meghan Murphy-Sanchez and Penelope Hearne as well as local artists Amanda Clark Tanruther, Trina Hines, Emily Austin and Marcia Custer. Waist High & Elbow Deep aims to present performers as “surrogates, objects, and proxies — directed by viewer participants.”

Elk provides the original sound score. The work will have its local premiere at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 22, at the New World Performance Labe in Akron as part of the Center for Applied Theater & Active Culture series in Akron. Tickets are available now for $10, $5 for students. 

Tags: , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Speaking of Miss Alexandra Huntingdon, Waist High & Elbow Deep

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 17, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation