The Lucky Plush Productions dance theater company will perform at Hope College on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.
The performance will be a working premiere of the company’s new piece, “Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip.” The work has been created and choreographed, and is directed, by founder and artistic director Julia Rhoads.
Lucky Plush Productions (LPP) is appearing at Hope through the college’s Artist-in-Residence program. The company previously performed at Hope in the fall of 2014 through the Great Performance Series.
Based in Chicago, Illinois, LPP is equally dedicated to creating work that is richly complex while also being broadly accessible. Since its founding in 1999, LPP has premiered more than 30 original works, including 10 evening-length productions.
LPP has received two National Performance Network Creation Fund awards, two NEFA National Dance Project Production Awards and Production Residency Awards, an NEA Art Works grant, an Illinois Arts Council Artstour Award and a MetLife New Stages in Dance Award. Press features include The Boston Globe’s “10 Best Dance Performances of 2013,” Chicago Public Radio’s “Best of 2011,” The Chicago Reader’s “Best of Chicago 2010,” Time Out Chicago’s “The Decade’s 10 Best Original Dance Works,” The Chicago Tribune’s “Best of Dance 2008,” The Chicago Sun-Times’ “Lasting memories in Dance” for 2005 and 2007,” and a Time Out Chicago cover story, “5 reasons to love dance in Chicago.”
This presentation of Lucky Plush Productions was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets for the performance are $10 for regular admission, $7 for senior citizens and Hope faculty and staff, and $5 for children and students. Tickets are available at the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located in downtown Holland at 86 E. Eighth St.