Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Talking Loudly, Saying Nothing 

The level of rhetoric in America has devolved to sound bites of name-calling, innuendo and shouting. Is this really how we’re choosing to solve social problems? Do we really believe the answers to a growing population, urban sprawl and environmental issues are to be found in televised screaming matches? Panorama, a new piece presented by ANNONYArts, addresses these issues through a provocative blend of modern dance, theater and performance art. Choreographers Summer Beasley, Dawn Karlovsky, MaryAnn Rund and Nicki Tipton-Tallent, working with a group of more than twenty other performers, have devised Panorama to open up conversations about these touchy topics without taking sides. After all, the purpose is not to shout “I’m right” louder than everyone else; the purpose of discussing problems is to find workable, equitable solutions. You do that through dialogue, not monologue. If that dialogue happens to take place through graceful movements, so much the better; the current methods aren’t working out so well for any of us. Maybe a little timeout via modern dance is just what we need. Panorama gets the ball rolling at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (August 24 through 26), in the Lee Auditorium of the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-721-0052 or www.annonyarts.org). Tickets are $8 to $15.
Aug. 24-26

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Latest in Night & Day

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation