Contributed by Alaska Junior Theater
Anchorage, AK – Alaska Junior Theater (AJT) presents Scrap Arts Music on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Atwood Concert Hall.
Tickets range from $14-$34 and are available at Center Tix by calling 263-ARTS or online at www.akjt.org.
Experience “Phonk!” – A fantastic multi-sensory display of percussive precision as five hyper-kinetic performers play gong arrays, plankophones and ziggurat drums. Amazing instruments transformed from salvaged and recycled scrap like discarded sewer pipes, artillery casings and giant steel springs, create sounds that transcend language, culture and age.
Often compared to Blue Man Group and Stomp, Scrap Arts Music is a theatrical feast of sight and sound full of gymnastic agility that leaves both children and adults awestruck.
During the public show, the Anchorage Youth Symphony string section will perform with creator/composer Gregory Kozak and his 22-stringed, 28 foot long “Chariot of Choir” instrument and the woodwind section will entrance you with a new composition created especially for them. Great for ages 5 and up.
For a video sample of the production, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_D24viaYxk
School Performances: Tuesday -Thursday, May 3rd - 5th at 10:15am and noon each day and Friday, May 6th at 10:30am, in the Atwood Concert Hall at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts (ACPA).
Pubic Performance: Friday, May 6 at 7:30pm in the Atwood Concert Hall, ACPA. Tickets from $14-$34.
Community Outreach Event with Performers – Potluck Welcome Dinner: Join the performers from Scrap Arts Music at Central Middle School. Monday, May 2nd at 5:30PM. Bring a dish to share.
This community outreach event is open to the public and free to attend! Please RSVP by calling 272-7546.
About Scrap Arts Music
Scrap Arts Music is an internationally renowned, athletic next-generation percussion ensemble. They are an earth-friendly, Victoria, Canada based company that creates unforgettable performances using mobile instruments artfully crafted from industrial scraps. They are composed of five extraordinary, virtuosic and innovative drummers. This group transforms scrap into art, and art into music.
Scrap Arts Music delivers intricate rhythms, raw energy, athletic choreography and the hottest, most inventive and musical reuse of materials on stage today. With instruments fashioned from industrial scrap and offbeat materials ranging from accordion parts to artillery shells, Scrap Arts Music’s original music is as visually striking as it is sonically riveting.
Audiences from four continents have welcomed this electrifying quintet with unbridled enthusiasm, embracing their intoxicating mix of music, movement and spectacle. Transcending language, culture and age, Scrap Arts Music offers a highly physical, wildly theatrical and thoroughly entertaining taste of musical vanguard.
For more information on tickets for this or any of Alaska Junior Theater’s performances and events, go to www.akjt.org or call (907) 272-7546.
Alaska Junior Theater is a private, nonprofit organization that has been bringing the best in professional theatre from around the world to Alaska’s young audiences for 34 years. Each year, more than 40,000 students attend a variety of live performances, which share the common educational goal of “bringing learning to life.” For many students, AJT’s school time presentations are their only exposure to professional performing arts.
To make arrangement for interviews, contact Nadya Gilmore on or before May 2nd at (907) 272-7546.
School performances are a great opportunity for members of the press to review, photograph, get video of the performance, or interview the artists. To schedule interviews or a viewing, please contact Nadya Gilmore at 272-7546 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lainie Dreas at 382-7512. Interviews should be arranged before the week of the shows so that the interview can be worked into the artist’s schedule.