Last Ditch Effort

Discussion with Cherdonna Shinatra & DONNA

Sunday, April 28, 2019
3:00 – 4:30 pm

Location
Frye Auditorium

Join Jody Kuehner, aka Cherdonna Shinatra, and DONNA dance artists Allison Burke, Jenna Eady, Carlin Kramer, Alyza DelPan-Monley, Julia Sloane, and Katie Wyeth for a post-show discussion following their final performance of DITCH, moderated by exhibition curator David Strand. This talk-back will offer a chance for the dancers to reflect on their experiences performing at the museum over the course of three months and take questions from the audience.

About the Presenters

Jody Kuehner is a 2017 Artist Trust Fellowship recipient, 2017 Henry Art Gallery Artist in Residence, 2017 CityArts Artist of the year, 2015 Stranger Genius Award winner, Velocity Dance Center’s 2014 Artist in Residence, and 2010 Spotlight Award winner. She was recently awarded funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project for one great, bright, brittle alltogetherness. Kuehner was Dayna Hanson’s Production Coordinator and Assistant Director 2010–2015 for various projects. She danced with Pat Graney company from 2007–2016 and also assisted Graney’s KTF Prison Project. As Cherdonna, she performs with the award-winning international sensations Kitten N’ Lou and is a member of The Atomic Bombshells.

DONNA. is a contemporary dance company formed in 2018 and led by Jody Kuehner (aka Cherdonna Shinatra) featuring dance artists Allison Burke, Jenna Eady, Carlin Kramer, Alyza DelPan-Monley, Julia Sloane, and Katie Wyeth. They are joined by company dramaturg Maggie Rogers, rehearsal assistant Erin McCarthy, costume designers Danial Hellman and Jordan Christianson, graphic designer Greg Newcomb, sound designer Matt Starritt, and company manager Sara Jinks.


Photo: Jenny May Peterson

REGISTRATION

Tickets to this program are free of charge, and our seating capacity is limited. Free tickets, limit 2 per person, may be reserved in advance, up to two days before the program. The reserved tickets may be picked up on the day of the program at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium. There is no late seating, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program!

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TICKETING

On the day of the program, pre-registered and standby tickets will be available at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium.

  • Tickets for Members may be picked up beginning one hour before the program.
  • Pre-registered tickets for nonmembers may be picked up beginning 30 minutes before the program.
  • All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program.