Courtin' the Spark, June 21 - July 1, Atlanta, GA
June 20, 2012
Courtin' the Spark: Inspirations from Joni Mitchell
Directed by Clint Thornton and Bryan Mercer
Performances: June 21 - July 1, Thurs. - Sat at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2:30 p.m.
A theatrical exploration of the music of Joni Mitchell, iconic Canadian composer, painter, and storyteller whose work influenced and informed our culture from the 1970’s to the present day. Directed by Clint Thornton and Bryan Mercer, who created the successful performance events The Unexpected Showcase, The Letts Fest, and Into the Works: The Dynamics of Stephen Sondheim, this Performance Class exposes performers to the rich, expansive scope of Mitchell’s melodies, harmony and lyrics, while allowing participants to discover new depths of their own talent and cultural reference. Through this performance experience, artists will learn new techniques for conveying meaning through the musical line, as well as accessing truth and authenticity in lyrics, as they pertain to the artist’s own life experience and the cultural dynamic in which they find themselves.