Ira Glass: One Radio Host, Two Dancers
Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust and Minnesota Public Radio
Sun, November 10, 2013 at 7:00pm
$39.50 to $69.50
Student/Educator Rush will be available for Ira Glass.
Policy: 2 tickets per valid ID; $25 per ticket, cash only; available only at the State Theatre Box Office beginning 2 hours prior to each performance; student/educator must be present with valid ID at time of purchase; resale or transfer of rush tickets is strictly prohibited and all tickets are subject to availability.
"People who like THIS AMERICAN LIFE will probably like this, because it's just like a radio show, um, if you picture dancers during all the stories."
"One Radio Host, Two Dancers," is the quirky new multi-media show from National Public Radio host and “This American Life” creator Ira Glass and dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. This funny, lively and very “talky” evening of dance and stories brought down the house in its first test run at Carnegie Hall in February 2013. It combines two art forms that–as Glass puts it–“have no business being together, dance and radio.”
In May 2012, Glass collaborated with Barnes on three short dances as part of "This American Life" that were beamed into movie theatres nationwide. It was such a success that they decided to do a full show combining theatre and dance. Segments are performed together on stage by Glass, Barnes and dancer Anna Bass. "What makes it work," says Glass, "is a shared sensibility. As dancers, Monica and Anna are these amazingly relatable and funny storytellers without words."
Ira Glass is the host and creator of the public radio program “This American Life,” the weekly, hour-long variety show now heard on more than 500 radio stations and by 1.7 million listeners. Under Glass’s editorial direction, it has become one of the most popular podcasts in America and won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including several Peabody awards. Monica Bill Barnes and Company is a contemporary American dance troupe that celebrates individuality, humor and the innate theatricality of everyday life. The company has performed in more than thirty New York City venues including New York City Center and The Joyce Theater and other prestigious national venues such as The Kennedy Center and The American Dance Festival.