Acclaimed for innovation, yet rooted in tradition, Cello Fury and Attack Theatre deliver dynamic modern performances.
Two groups, one amazing show. Acclaimed for innovation, yet rooted in traditional art, Cello Fury and Attack Theatre deliver two dynamic modern performances. Cello Fury’s energetic, original set includes classical favorites and pop cover songs. Attack Theatre, with "ninja-like intensity" (Pittsburgh Tribune Review), blends contemporary dance with live music, multimedia and interdisciplinary art forms to create passionate pieces that emphasize the humanity in dance.
Cello Fury is a rarity in the music world. With its high-energy original music, the group appeals to audiences of all ages and interests, setting it apart from your average rock band. Classically trained cellists Simon Cummings, Ben Muño and Nicole Meyers, along with rock drummer David Throckmorton, unleash vitality and rhythmic drive in their music, daring to venture past classical expectations.
The band's collective experiences have allowed them to perform on radio and television, in intimate club settings and for audiences as large as 67,000 throughout 12 states and abroad. The band entertained a crowd of 60,000 during the half-time show at Heinz Field for the Pittsburgh Steelers/Baltimore Ravens football game in December of 2009, receiving rave reviews from perhaps their most eclectic audience to date.
And for Act II, Attack Theatre presents R.A.M. (Random Accumulated Memory); the tale of young Ram as his circuits crash and he learns his way through a multimedia world with the help of his friend newtork: Url, Giga and Surge. R.A.M. is a delightful modern fairy tale with fun twists and turns.
Presenting work in traditional and non-traditional spaces throughout the United States, Attack Theatre thrives under the artistic direction of Michele de la Reza and Peter Kope. Both De la Reza, a graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School in New York, and Kope, who was a member of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, have been trained in a variety of styles and traditions that have helped feed the aesthetic diversity of their projects.
Call the Hillman Center's box office at 412-968-3040