Family-friendly performance to meld art, music and dance

Submitted by the West Michigan Tourist Association 

BENTON HARBOR — Families can watch masterpieces being made during a Discovery Series show set to take the stage this season at the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College.

The first in a four-part series, Artrageous — The Interactive Art and Music Experience is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, on the Mendel Center Mainstage. This high-energy performance blends music, dance and artworks live on stage.

Artrageous is a troupe of artists, singers, dancers and musicians who began as friends doing street theatre in Vancouver. Together they started the “All and Everything Theater,” a non-profit children’s theater focusing on children’s entertainment, street theater and life-sized puppetry.

An artist creates a masterpiece for viewers in mere moments in this performance combined with vocals, choreography and music, which allows Artrageous to take audiences on an visually creative and collaborative journey. The Artrageous troupe pays tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres while artists paint original creations live on stage. The show culminates in a gallery of finished paintings. The signature of the performance is interaction and engagement, so audience members should be prepared to be a part of the show during this one-of-a-kind crossover experience.

Artworks created during the performance will be auctioned off following the performance with proceeds going toward Arts Factor, a fund which provides under-served community members with access to Mendel Center programming.

Leave a Reply