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In this original dance exhibition, the audience will journey into the thoughts of the performers and become part of their reality. A culmination of contemporary dance, live music, and projection mapping, For Research Only skews the lines of realistic and rehearsed theatre, giving viewers an unmasked and intimate glimpse into how a performance is made. A completely immersive experience, audience members will be woven into the content of the piece through movement, music, and conversation.
This intimate exhibition has limited tickets available.
Curator & Choreographer: Chris Emile
Art Director: Marquet K. Lee
Project Designer: Meena Murugesan
About Chris Emile: Christopher Emile is an active curator, dancer, choreographer, and educator. Mr. Emile co-founded the movement collective No)one in Los Angeles Art House (NOAH). Mr. Emile curates and manages all programming for NOAH which includes performances, collaborations with noted artists in the field (SAINT HERON, PHLEMUNS, and the Music Center) education opportunities, and other interactive events such as improv jams, film screenings, and discussions, and working with artists such as Solange Knowles, Kelela, Anderson Paak, Mayer Hawthorne, Tuxedo, Empress Of, and The Assembly Dance. Mr. Emile has performed with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Morphoses, Luna Negra Dance Theater, and BODYTRAFFIC performing the works of master choreographers such as Nacho Duato, Idan Sharabi, Stijn Celis, Barak Marshall, and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano. Mr. Emile also frequently teaches at universities such as CalArts, Loyola Marymount University, Pomona College, and UC Irvine.
About Opera Omaha: Opera Omaha, the only professional opera company in Nebraska, began in 1958 as the Omaha Civic Opera Society, a volunteer association, and with a tremendous community support became fully professional by 1970. Opera Omaha produces a season of original mainstage productions, presented in the historic Orpheum Theater, and smaller productions and musical events throughout the community. Opera Omaha is internationally known for its productions of eight world premieres and four American premieres of classical masterpieces and is highly regarded regionally for extensive community engagement and education programs. Opera Omaha’s recently completed 60th anniversary season saw the launch of the ONE Festival, an innovative new spring festival, and a groundbreaking civic action initiative, the Holland Community Opera Fellowship – work that is key to Opera Omaha’s ongoing transformation from a performing arts organization to a cultural resource for the community.
To learn more, please visit: https://www.operaomaha.org/ and https://www.onefestivalomaha.org/.
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