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rink life

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In Rink Life, Lucky Plush brings its highly-integrated brand of dance theater into a communal space that nods to the visual aesthetics and social dynamics of 1970’s roller rink culture. Launching from a collision of plot points in several one-act plays, the script-turned-libretto is both spoken and sung by the ensemble, and builds upon fragments of everyday aural input—passing conversations, intimate exchanges, distant whispers, pop song ear-worms. These source inspirations come together in the delightful and moving world of Rink Life, where people navigate relationships, self-expression, and rejection in real-time.

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"We delight in the humorous quirks presented by what is imagined to be their authentic personality of stage." Picture This Post
"...new friendships, romances, rivalries, and hardships are expressed in dynamic and fantastic ways that will keep your eyes glued to the stage." –The Hawk Chicago
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WORK IN PROGRESS EXCERPT: HARRIS THEATER FOR MUSIC AND DANCE, APRIL 2018

CREATED AND DIRECTED BY: JULIA RHOADS

DEVISED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE PERFORMERS: KARA BRODY, MICHEL RODRIGUEZ CINTRA, ELIZABETH LUSE, RODOLFO SÁNCHEZ SARRACINO, AARON-RAHEIM WHITE, MEGHANN WILKINSON, ETHAN KIRSCHBAUM, JACINDA RATCLIFFE, ENID SMITH

VOCAL ARRANGEMENT & COACHING: BETHANY CLEARFIELD  

LIGHTING DESIGN: RACHEL LEVY

COSTUME DESIGN: PATRICK BURNS

AUDIO ENGINEER: DENNIS HUSTON

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER: MARGARET NELSON

PRODUCTION CONSULTANT: LESLIE DANZIG

MUSIC SAMPLES  (in chronological order): Bee Gees. “Stayin' Alive,” Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman. “Stay Awake,” Cat Stevens. “If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out,” Paul McCartney. “Hey Jude.”

 

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BOOKING INQUIRIES:

Contact Kim Goldman, Managing Director

kim@luckyplush.com or 917-903-5783

 

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Rink Life builds upon Cadence, a work by Julia Rhoads that she created for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 2017, with the support of vocal arranger and coach Bethany Clearfield.