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WHM – Kristen Miller, In Her Voice: The Muse speaks through Cello, Dance, and Film (2 shows)
March 20 @ 3:00 pm
The Actors Studio of Newburyport’s Women’s HERstory Month committee is delighted to announce its celebratory program for this year’s Women’s History Month. “We have assembled an incredible suite of inspiring stories and performances,” says Camille Garro, (WHM Committee Chair). “It’s a melding of dance, theater, music and film, celebrating women and their myriad accomplishments and contributions today and throughout history. The year’s participants include: Custom House Maritime Museum, The Dance Place, The Firehouse Center for the Arts, the Museum of Old Newbury, People’s United Methodists Church and The Screening Room. Please join us for a month of very special events and performances.”
Plugging her antique cello into digital effects pedals, cellist/composer Kristen Miller creates textural film scores in real time. This one-act concert will feature Kristen’s original score (2011) to Maya Deren’s silent short film At Land (1944), as well as two brand new cello compositions in collaboration with dancer/choreographer Jenny Carlson overlapping three new short films by Marcus Lisle.
Kristen Miller is an award-winning multi-style cellist and composer. She has released several records to critical acclaim. She was the cellist on guitarist Ryan Judd’s guitar and cello duo record An Open Sky, which spent over a year on the Billboard Top 10 New Age Chart. Her latest record Cello Journeys (2021) was released on the Heart Dance record label and spent 3 months on the Zone Music Reporter top 100. She is composing and recording a new cello and harp record due out in 2022. In addition to being a cellist and composer, Kristen is a Shamanic Sound Healer with a private practice in Amesbury, MA, where she lives with her husband Marcus Lisle and her teenaged son Phoenix.
Jenny Carlson, owner of High Street Studios school of dance, trained at Imperial Dance Academy and at Emerson College where she received a BFA in dance. She has performed with Flipside Dance Theater, Freshly Squeezed Dance, and was a choreographer and performer of aerial and modern dance with Ipswich Moving Company for over 20 years. The Boston Globe described her as “a beautifully lyrical and articulate dancer, who moves with a lush fluidity.”
Marcus Lisle is an ordained Interfaith Minister, visual artist and graphic designer. He enjoys creating digital projected backdrops for theatrical productions, making music videos with cellist Kristen Miller, and improvising VJ mixes with Underwater Airport, a multimedia recording ensemble whom he has collaborated with since 2009.
Venue: Peoples United Methodist Church
When: Saturday, March 19, 7:30pm
Sunday, March 20, 3:00pm