The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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April 27, 2014

'Knock, Knock — Who's There?' It's Trillium

Trillium Performing Arts opens the door May 2-4 to a vibrant world of dance and movement theater. “Knock, Knock — Who’s There?” premieres at The Lewis Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday with more shows at 7:30 p.m. May 3 and at 3 p.m. May 4.

Dress rehearsal on May 1 will also be open to the public on a “pay what you can” basis. The mix of local artists and guests from Virginia and New Mexico brings a certain diversity to style and form, but what is it that brings it all together?

Artistic Coordinator Chally Erb is interested in harnessing interconnectedness, in creating a show where all the performers have a small vested interest in the other artists’ work.

“I asked each choreographer to leave a ‘hole’ in their work for a brief walk-on appearance by a performer from one of the other pieces in the program.”

Separately, the performers for this show explore creativity as they find it in everyday life. They delve into topics such as proximity and distance, love lost and found, the evolution of relationships, struggling to navigate an ever-changing web of obstacles, divorce, healing landscapes, music, blending tradition and innovation.

Together, they weave these ideas into a harmony of movement. Each finds himself or herself considering how their work may relate to the lives of others, and how the work of others may relate to their own.

So, who will appear and where? You’ll have to come and find out. This show promises to be a fun, entertaining event with a varied menu and you won’t want to miss it. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youths, students and AmeriCorps members. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the brand new website at trilliumperformingarts. org or call 304-645-3003.

This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

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