Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy, and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. The performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, consistently bringing audiences to their feet. Galumpha is a triumphant mix of art and entertainment, offering world-class, award winning choreography (Edinburgh Festival “Critics’ Choice Award,” Moers “International Comedy Arts Prize”) that is equally at home on the concert stage, at a comedy club or at an outdoor festival. Tickets may be purchased at the Barter Theatre box office or online via www.BarterTheatre.com (link is external). $24 for adults, $22 for seniors, $12 for children under 12. To see Galumpha in action, check out this video: https://vimeo.com/122383144 (link is external) To learn how they do what they do, bring your ticket stub for free admission into a workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 10am. Workshop takes place at Highlands Center for Ballet Arts, 18174 Lee Hwy. (Workshop is $5 without ticket stub.)
Event Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 – 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event Venue: Abingdon Senior Center – Virginia Ballroom
Ticket price (advance): $5-10
Ticket price (door): $5-10
Please note: advance ticket sales end 2 hours prior to show time. At that point, tickets may be purchased at the door with cash or check only. We are certain that there will be plenty of seats for all who wish to attend.
This will be an unforgettable evening of Indian classical dance by a trio of dancers from the Apsaras Arts Dance Group. Apsaras Arts Dance group was founded 15 years ago in Richmond, Virginia by its director, owner, and choreographer, Mrs. Uma Chetty. Dancers Janani Hari, Suma Chaparala, and Uma Chetty perform in the style of Bharatha Natyam, which originated in South India. This style is known for its intricate foot work, hand movements, eye movements and facial expressions all combined with fluid body movements and steps. Come join us and enjoy this spectacular evening from India! Seating is limited, and seats in the front will be reserved for advance ticket purchasers, so get your tickets early. Also, anyone with a ticket to the performance will receive free admission to the workshop that Apsaras will be presenting the following day.
Event Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 – 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Venue: Highlands Center for Ballet Arts
Ticket price (door): $5
Members of Apsaras Arts Dance Group will teach participants simple steps in the Indian classical dance form of Bharatha Natyam. They will have a fun time learning some hand movements and combine them with leg movements to form a little dance. Attend and learn to enjoy the beauty and technique of this art form. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Admission to this workshop is free with your ticket stub from the previous night’s performance. Workshop is scheduled for one hour, but may run longer. Please note: participants will need to remove their shoes and socks, and should wear pants, tights, or loose leggings.
Friday, August 7, 2015 – 11:00pm
Saturday, August 8, 2015 – 11:00pm
Event Venue: Barter Stage 2
Ticket price (advance): $12
Ticket price (door): $12
Join us for a night of improvised theater! Moving beyond one-liners and party games, “Storybox” creates a fully improvised play from audience suggestions. Storybox draws upon the theatrical techniques of Story Theatre, Noh Theatre, Viewpoints, Grotowski and long-form narrative improvisation. With every show, the cast uses several audience suggestions, sticks and cloths to create a unique journey of characters, style and tone. Sometimes dramatic, sometimes comedic, most times a vibrant mixture of both, Storybox brings the audience a compelling and powerful production of unscripted theatre. Storybox is based in Chicago and has performed in Paris, Toronto, Honolulu, Gjovik (Norway), Montreal, Minneapolis, Atlanta and was recently given an award for “Innovative Excellence” by the New York Unscripted Film and Theatre Festival. For a taste of what you might see at a Storybox show, check out this video.
Friday, July 31, 2015 – 11:00pm to Saturday, August 1, 2015 – 12:00am
Saturday, August 1, 2015 – 11:00pm to Sunday, August 2, 2015 – 12:00am
Event Venue: Barter Stage 2
Ticket price (door): $10
Barter Theatre presents its annual Late Night Cabaret, “A Title People Will Show Up To & There Will Be Alcohol.” This unscripted variety show is a hilarious, adults-only good time!