PARIS — On Saturday, Aug. 28, Celebration Barn Theater’s season finale will feature the premiere of new work by movement ensemble Celebration ETC, dancer Karen Montanaro, Boston band Ginger Ibex and others.

Celebration Barn is a center for creating original theater. “Over a hundred artists from around the world come to the Barn to study, create and perform each summer. This year, we’ve had students from Columbia, Japan, England, Portugal, Brazil and across the United States and Canada,” said Executive Director Amanda Huotari.

“The season finale is a chance to celebrate some of the new work made by local and guest artists before it is seen by larger audiences across the globe. The show will spark the imagination of audiences of all ages and will feature a fantastic variety of dance, music, improvisation, puppetry and more,” she said.

Celebration ETC is a collaboration between Kavi Montanaro, Ian Bannon, Kelly Nesbitt and Huotari. With backgrounds in music, photography and improvisation, they have come together to experiment collaboratively, telling stories through movement, sound and visual poetry. They will present new pieces including “The Edging Dream,” coached by Robert Post.

Karen Montanaro is a world-renowned dancer and mime artist, an award-winning choreographer and innovator of “mimedance,” the fusion of two classical art forms. She danced professionally with the Ohio Ballet and the Darmstadt Opera Ballet in Germany. For more than a decade, she toured and taught internationally with mime master Tony Montanaro. Karen was recently awarded the 2008 Individual Artist Fellowship grant from the Maine Arts Commission. She currently tours her one-woman show, “Tanzspiel.”

Ginger Ibex is a band with a powerful yet lyrical sound. Its debut album “Firefly” contains 10 original instrumental pieces and one cover.

The performance will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students and children. For tickets, call 743-8452. Celebration Barn Theater is on Stock Farm Road, just off Route 117. For more information, visit www.CelebrationBarn.com.


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