(Reverse) Busking on the bus

(Reverse) Busking on the bus
Moving — literally — performances part of Arts Week
(from the Bloomington, IN Herald Times)
At 7:08 p.m. Tuesday, anyone on IU campus bus A will be shaken from their ride-induced reverie by a sight not normally seen on a bus.

Dancer-musicians Zara Lawler and C. Neil Parsons will be “reverse busking.”

Lawler and Parsons were awarded a grant from IU’s Arts Week Everywhere to create Reverse BUSking, a set of five mini-performances to be performed on university buses.

Instead of passing around a hat for donations, a typical part of busking, they will reverse that dynamic, giving the bus audience free tickets to The Flute on its Feet, a performance at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Windfall Studio, 1101 N. Dunn St.

Lawler and Parsons have created vignettes with music, haiku, theater and dance to perform on the buses. Each mini-piece will be site-specific, and will be timed to the bus route, so that it can be seen in its entirety in the space of one stop, according to a news release. The five mini-pieces will be performed in succession, giving longer distance riders an extended performance experience.

The Reverse BUSking schedule is on routes A and X:

Tuesday: 7:08 p.m. and 8:18 p.m., Third & Jordan, A bus;

Wednesday: 7:27 p.m. and 8:07 p.m., Third & Jordan, D/E bus;

Thursday: 7:28 p.m., Third & Jordan, A bus; (Note: Audience members may take this bus all the way to Windfall’s studio for The Flute on its Feet, beginning at 8 p.m.)

For those who didn’t receive a free ticket, general admission to The Flute on its Feet is $10 or $5 for students.

Learn more about these events online at http://artsweek.indiana.edu.

Copyright: HeraldTimesOnline.com 2012

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