Wednesday, January 25, 2012

AERIAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE ADDRESSES AGING PROBLEMS

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In-Flight Theater & The Creative Alliance Present

NAOMI’S FLIGHT

WHEN: Feb 2 at 7:30 PM & Feb 3 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue Baltimore
TICKETS: Thursday $15, $10 members & students, Friday $20, $15 members & students
410.276.1651

Naomi’s Flight is the new solo show by aerial theater artist, Mara Neimanis. This one-hour aerial performance combines text and choreography on three steel suspended apparatus sculpted by Baltimore sculptor Tim Scofield. In this intensely personal and loving piece, Mara creates a universal drama out of her own experience dealing with her mother’s dementia and diabetes, and her father’s overwhelming challenges of eldercare. 

The February 2nd opening will feature a panel of experts on diabetes, dementia, geriatrics and eldercare after the performance to discuss and facilitate an audience forum as well as information tables from Family Caregiver and Support Program of Baltimore City, American Diabetes Association, and several area Alzheimer’s, Diabetes and Elder Care organizations. The evening is sponsored in part by Erickson Living.

Neimanis returns to the Creative Alliance stage, where she first performed her smash hit, Air Heart, in 2006 as a member of the CA resident artist program. The Washington Post said of her work, “Neimanis makes the impossible look supremely easy.” The Buffalo News called Air Heart, “Spellbinding… a daring and original theatrical experiment.”

Neimanis is founder, artistic director and principal performer of In-Flight Theater. She is a recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award, Baltimore City Community Arts Award and a 2011 B Grant Award from the Baker Artist Awards and teaches aerial theater in her studio at Load Of Fun. For three years she was an artist in residence at the Creative Alliance. Neimanis is creator and producer of the widely acclaimed Baltimore Alley Aerial Festival.