neverending tour

It is week 4 of our 5-week tour and we are in Richmond for our last visit of this semester. We’ve been to LA, Spokane, Moscow, Ashland, and Eugene in the past two weeks. We head to SUNY Purchase this weekend for a quick…



The Unexpected: 2014

THE UNEXPECTED: 2014 a collaborative performance featuring  Blair Thomas & Co., eighth blackbird, and Lucky Plush Productions ______________________ For the second consecutive year, Creative Partners will present THE UNEXPECTED, an evening of performances featuring its partner companies: Blair Thomas & Co., eighth blackbird, and Lucky Plush Productions. On Wednesday, May 21st, these three companies will share the Dance Center…



CSO and MusicNOW

We had a wonderful weekend in Cincinnati as Artist in Residence with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra during their inaugural collaboration with Bryce Dessner’s MusicNOW festival. To say it was daring and exciting does it no justice – it was the collision of two musical galaxies…



CH Distillery benefit

Last Sunday we took our intrepid guests to CH Distillery for a benefit shindig after our second MCA concert, where we indulged in cocktails and nibbles and general revelry. Here are some pics of attendees and the beautiful distillery taken by Maren Celest. Huge…



Make it red

We spent this past week in the pit and onstage with the UR dance department, collaborating on two works. One was choreographed by faculty member Anne Van Gelder, and the other by guest choreographer Stefanie Batten-Bland. Anne chose faculty member Benjamin Broening’s piece like dreams,…



Adventures at NASA

    A couple of days ago, Matthew and I joined the University of Richmond’s Soundscapes class on a field trip to the Acoustic Research Lab at NASA in Langley, Virginia. Tim had been all psyched to go as well until we found out…



Creative Partners and Pentacle’s Help Desk/Back Office: New Examples of Collaboration

March 15, 2014 – Chicago, IL Where are arts organizations innovating in administration to match and propel artistic innovation? Since its formal inception in January of 2013, Creative Partners has changed the fundraising landscape for three small-to-mid-sized arts organizations — Lucky Plush Productions (dance), eighth…




Mario asked us if we wouldn’t perform a short set at his new mega-emporium in downtown Chicago, Eataly. Of course we would! In a nutshell, Eataly is Italy in edible form. You can eat and drink there to your heart’s delight at the many…




This season marked our return to New York after over 2 years. A couple weeks ago we played at the Lincoln Center Atrium, last week we played at The Kitchen, and we’ll be coming back in July for Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors Festival….



Curtis Composerfest

We spent the last two weeks at Curtis in a cloud of composers. First Nico Muhly came to give a workshop for the student composers. He gave comments on our performance of Doublespeak and a student group’s partial rendering of his beautiful Far Away…

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