UNION CITY – Darke County Center for the Arts will open its 2018-19 Coffeehouse Series season on Nov. 1 at the Arts Depot in Union City by presenting “Kathakaar – The Spinning Storyteller.”
According to DCCA officials, this performance is unlike any other presented since the inception of the casual Coffehouse Series.
“Kathakaars were the bards of ancient India, communicating stories through dance, songs and music,” DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins said. “Accomplished kathak dancer, tabla player and ambassador for classical Indian arts Jin Won has created this spell-binding program that will fascinate audiences of all ages.”
The show starts at 7 p.m.
DCCA’s Coffeehouse Series presents high quality artists who perform in an inviting informal social setting where food and drink also are available.
“The opportunity to enjoy these excellent artists up-close and personal is an important component of the appeal of our Coffeehouse shows,” DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan said. “However, the friendly ambience and congenial atmosphere are also a big part of the attraction of this highly accessible series.”
Rodney Oda, Steve and Eileen Litchfield and The Andersons are sponsors of DCCA’s Coffeehouse Series. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. DCCA also receives operating support from the Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial as well as funding from the Ketrow Foundation, Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund and the John R. and Miriam H. Knick Fund of Darke County Foundation. DCCA membership contributions also help support this show.
Jin Won also will perform a version of “Kathakaar – The Spinning Storyteller” for kindergarten through third-graders in all Darke County schools districts from Oct. 29 through Nov. 2 as part of DCCA’s Arts In Education series. Specific times for these performances, which are free and open to the public, are coordinated with the schools’ schedules; contact DCCA for more information.
Tickets for “Kathakaar – The Spinning Storyteller” at the Arts Depot cost $10 and can be reserved by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908 or [email protected]; tickets also are available online at www.darkecountyarts.org and will be sold at the door if any remain by showtime.