Published on : Saturday, January 4, 2014
Kuntz and Company, a non-profit dance/theatre company in Bellingham, WA directed by Pam Kuntz, presents Positive, a dance/theatre piece that explores the lives of seven different local community members whose lives have been affected by AIDS. As is typical in Kuntz’s work, the performances combine the talents of professional performers with the actual community members whose stories are being told. The evening includes the perspective of individuals living with HIV as well as family members who watched a loved one succumb to AIDS while surviving the social, economic and personal struggles that are a part of the disease.
This is the fourteenth in a series of performance pieces created by Kuntz that have explored a wide range of social and personal issues using the stories of local community members. Past pieces include The Mom Project (2005), That one Curve (2006), Stories from Jim and Jo (2010), Leave my Shoes by the Door (2011) and Hello, my name is You (2013). Using dance as the vehicle for delivering these stories, performers provide a revealing, sensory experience that makes public those things we don’t normally talk about.
Positive features Bellingham artists Ian Bivins, Stephen Harvey, Annie Hewlett, Evan Ingals, Angela Kiser, Pam Kuntz, Ella Mahler, Sarah Schermer, and Jessica Young and New York City artist Gregory G. Schott.
Eight performances of Positive will be held at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Avenue, Bellingham, WA over the period of two weeks. February 6, 7, 8, 9 and February 13, 14, 15, 16, Thursday-Sunday performances all begin at 7:30 p.m. $15 general admission and $12 student/senior tickets available at Village Books 360-671-2626.