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"It is definitely more raw," says "Traces" Co-Director Shana Carroll. "People are stripped. Barely costume or makeup. We feel like it's someone we know. Their name, characteristics. We feel like it could be our brother, son, neighbor and that makes it more spectacular when we see them fly through the air."
7 dancers - 6 males and one female - entertain you for 90 consecutive minutes. Using dance, instruments, text, art and acrobatics to tell the story of how they want to leave their mark.
"It's set in this end of the world," says Carroll. "Like a countdown to catastrophe and the message is what would you do to leave your traces and how if you had very little time left."
Those involved with the production say that because it's the same people entertaining you the entire show, audiences tend to be very connected.
"To see them beginning to end and have their moment in the sun where they do their own thing and have group acts with all these tricks and you realize it's the same person who, on top of it, sings songs and plays guitar, that is an experience," says Carroll.
The soundtrack is just as eclectic, ranging from hip hop and rock to classic piano, jazz and more.
"One thing that gives it color is so many moments and styles instead of one soundtrack that resembles itself from beginning to end," says Carroll.
Whether they're spinning on a giant metal wheel, dancing tenderly or performing in the sky, "Traces" will certainly keep adrenaline pumping!
"When you feel like it could be you," says Carroll. "You root for them."
"Traces" has several shows now through Sunday at TPAC. To get tickets, just click on FOX LINKS.
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Memphis libraries seeking funding
May 25, 2013 13:07 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The public library system in Memphis is hoping to secure $2.9 million to add employees and increase its collection.
The Memphis Daily News (http://bit.ly/19BANxH) reports the Memphis Public Library & Information Center cites the figures as part of its strategic plan.
A study by the Friends of the Library and the Memphis Library Foundation found that during the past five years, the system's budget has been cut 21 percent and hours were reduced 20 percent.
The goal of the new funding would be to add 47 employees to the 18-location library system and increase the collections budget to $2 million from less than $1 million.
Library director Keenon McCloy says the plan is a "roadmap for the future."
Information from: The Memphis Daily News, http://www.memphisdailynews.com
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