Nirmala Rajasekar is a world renowned Carnatic veena virtuoso and educator of South Indian Music. She has performed in venues throughout the world and is a recipient of many awards including a Bush artistic fellowship, a McKnight fellowship, Rotary Vocational Excellence award and Best Senior Veena Artiste. She is known for her talents in exploring South Indian Classical (Carnatic) to create collaborative projects with other music traditions including western classical and jazz.
A production of Tout à Trac in coproduction with Place des Arts and Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Following the internationally acclaimed Alice in Wonderland, Tout à Trac now revisits the world’s most famous puppet: Pinocchio. Born from a talking piece of wood carved by the old Geppetto, the rebellious, cheeky and careless Pinocchio discovers the meaning of growing up through a thousand trials. To become a real boy, he will have to face Mangiafuoco, the terrible Puppet Master, suffer the malice of Mr. Fox and his sidekick, the Cat, escape from Toyland and save his father from the belly of a giant fish!
Manual Cinema combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music to create immersive stories for stage and screen. Using vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and a live music ensemble, Manual Cinema transforms the experience of attending the cinema and imbues it with liveness, ingenuity, and theatricality.
The End of TV depicts the decline of an American rust belt city through the stories of Flo and Louise, both residents of a fictional Midwestern town. Flo is an elderly white woman who was once a supervisor at the thriving local auto plant; now succumbing to dementia, her memories of her life are tangled with television commercials and the “call now” demands of QVC. Louise, a young black woman laid off from her job when the same local auto plant closes, meets Flo when she takes a job as a Meals-on-Wheels driver.
Back for another night of beat bang’n, 4 to the floor, ass shake’n, bass drop’n, booty pop’n, electrified Truwaxx style DANCE PARTY!
I’ll be throwing down a nonstop set of some of the hottest dance tracks covering a wide range of electronic genre with a handful of remixed mainstream club jams thrown in for good measure.
Local author Ryan Witt has a new book, Talk To Walls! At this event you can buy your own copy of the Young Adult novel, he will gladly sign it and chat with you about the story as well as his writing. Copies are limited so please arrive as soon as possible if you want to buy his book. Come support a local independent artist and check out a book (fisher of three) all about Winona in the mid 90’s.
Tim Lovas is a folk musician and a story teller. He performs a set of songs that tells a story of a woman who has just awoken, and is seeing the world through new eyes. His songs speak of climate change, overcoming addiction, as well as self love and inner peace and spirituality. He uses both the guitar and ukulele during his set.
As a part of Third Space Music on Thursdays H3O will perform a wide variety of jazz styles including original music. They have worked as the rhythm section for numerous area professionals including Minnesota Music Hall of Fame’s Les Fields and Dr. John Paulson. Recent appearances include Midwest Music Fest, Great River Shakespeare Festival!