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Voice Choice: The Miracle Show and the Death of Optimism

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Choreographers Shannon Gillen and Elisabeth Motley love cracking jokes. The duo pours as much humor into their works as they do their modern-dance training. As a part of this year’s outdoor “SiteLines” series, Gillen, originally from Maryland, and Motley, whose roots rest in Virginia, premiere their latest site-specific piece, The Miracle Show and the Death of Optimism. They enact a satirical funeral with all the fixin’s—memorial attendees and woeful song included—in loving memory of our dear friend Optimism. The service is supposed to inspire hope and maybe even bring on a miracle. How many of those do you get to witness during your lunch break? At 12:30, Bowling Green Park, Broadway and Whitehall Street, lmcc.net, free KEISHA FRANKLIN

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