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Review: The Clothesline Muse, Aion Productions. It All Comes Out In The Wash...

Review of The Clothesline Muse...

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It All Comes Out in the Wash
By Lisa Bardadrson 
The Clothesline Muse, an evening-length work, is not just about family lineage and the impact that previous generations bring to bear upon its fledgling members but is also a testament to the creative talents inherent within the Welsh/Freelon/Asante family. Kariamu Welsh conceived the multi-media work with written collaboration by Maya Freelon Asante (Welsh's daughter-in-law) and Nnenna Freelon (Freelon Asante's mother). Additionally, Welsh supplied the choreography, Freelon the music and musical direction, and Freelon Asante the set and projection design. 
The tight direction by Serena Ebhardt gives consistent momentum to The Clothesline Muse's narrative.  The two central characters are a teenager; Mary Mack Douglass, performed with exuberance by Baset Sat-Ra, and her grandmother, Grandma Blu/The…

Fwd: World Premiere | March 14th, 15th & 16th!

Serena Ebhardt directs...
World Premiere | March 14th, 15th & 16th!March 15th | Golden Pin VIP Reception
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View it in your browser. we began with a dream...The Clothesline Muse
World PremierePainted Bride Art Center
230 Vine Street | Philadelphia, PA 19106 | (215) 925 9914Friday, March 14th, 2014 @ 8pm
Saturday, March 15th, 2014 @ 8pm + VIP Reception
Sunday, March 16th, 2014 @ 3pm

It is with an attitude of gratitude that we share this amazing news! Alimited number of Golden Pin

Serena Ebhardt directs rehearsal for "The Clothesline Muse"


Serena Ebhardt Directs The Clothesline Muse for Aion Productions.

The Clothesline Muse
The Clothesline Muse is a multi-disciplinary theater project that explores the clothesline as a metaphor of our community lifeline and its ties to our social history and current environment. The performance honors our ancestors and their stories by transforming the task of washing clothes by hand into beautiful imagery that includes dance, live music (voice and percussion), spoken word, interview text, video and interactive art. The project collaborators are six-time Grammy nominated Nnenna Freelonas “The Muse,” Maya Freelon Asante, Kariamu Welsh, and Serena Ebhardt.
projected touring availability June 2014–September 2016
production needs Appropriate for traditional proscenium
and well-equipped black box venues
of 200–1,000 seats or more. Set and technical elements are designed to be flexible for spaces with limited technical specifications (museums, art festivals,
and multi-use spaces). Technical elements (still and video projections, animation, sound design elements, …