Ananda Bena-Weber: Fancifool!

October 24, 2018 • 7:30 p.m.
Restoration Church

Ananda Bena-Weber is an interdisciplinary performing artist who has performed in a diverse array of productions and venues throughout the United States and abroad. Her most recent solo work, Fancifool!, premiered with great acclaim in San Francisco, and has been joyously received in every city it has toured through thus far. Roles in regional theater include: Rosalind (As You Like It), Arkadina (The Seagull), Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Lady Anne (Richard III), Lola (Damn Yankees), Helena (A Midsummer Nights Dream), Ophelia and Horatio (Hamlet), and the title role in Medea. Ananda has performed choreographic works by: Gregory Hines, Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, Fred Astaire, Hermes Pan, John Cranko, Alonzo King, Bill Bo Jangles Robinson, Jimmy Slyde, Marius Petipa, Sam Weber, Rosine Bena, Lynn Dally and others. She has performed as a dancer with such companies as: The Jazz Tap Ensemble, The Sierra Nevada Ballet, The Reno Ballet, Peninsula Ballet Theatre, and as an independent artist throughout the US and abroad. An accomplished teacher, Ananda teaches a variety of subjects and has taught classes and workshops throughout the US and Europe. Ms. Bena-Weber is a professor of dance at Marymount Manhattan College, and a teaching artist for the Dance Theater of Harlem and Mark Morris Dance Center in New York. Education includes: Goddard College (MFA, Interdisciplinary Arts), San Francisco State University (BA, Theatre Arts and Russian Language and Literature), Shakespeare and Co, American Conservatory Theater, Moscow Art Theater School, British American Drama Academy at Oxford University, Linklater Center of Voice and Speech, and Terry Schreiber Studio. Ananda is a member of the Actors Equity Association.

Co-sponsored by Hilltop National Bank.

Partial funding is from the Schneider and Cate Funds in the Wyoming Community Foundation-Casper, and Natrona School District No. 1.

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