Ideas, Not Theories

January 27 - January 28, 2018
Tickets cost $25
The Pete
$19 Students, Seniors & Children

Saturday, January 27 @ 8pm
Sunday, January 28 @ 4pm
Sunday, January 28 @ 8pm

Ideas, Not Theories is a theatrical percussion show featuring original music that explores the use of unconventional instruments such as bicycles, tap and body percussion, water, brushes, as well as traditional percussion instruments such as drums. The musical works are linked together through a storyline, physical theatre and comedy, and original characters make the complete performance a unique, quirky and creative artistic experience.

Director/Composer/Script: Reynaliz Herrera
Produced by: Reynaliz Herrera

Reynaliz Herrera
Robert McCarthy
Yuriana Sobrino
Jack Liebold
James Villa
Daniel Zimberg

Stage Manager: Marc Eardley
House Manager: KC Cornish
Concessions Manager: Todd Hayen

Ideas, Not Theories has been seen at NY International Fringe Festival 2015, NYU/KoSA/HLAG Day of Percussion 2016, Outside The Box Festival, Boston Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, World Maker Faire in NY and Boston Maker Faire, ILLUMINUS Festival, ArtBeat, Lower East Side Girls Club of NY, and Festival de Musica Nueva de Monterrey.

Reynaliz Herrera (Director/Composer/Script) is a Mexican-born musician, percussionist, composer and educator. She began pursuing music at the Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza and graduated from The University of Ottawa and The Boston Conservatory with a Master of Music. Her main teachers included Noel Savon, Ian Bernard, Nancy Zeltsman, Sam Solomon, John Grimes, Bob Becker and Keith Aleo.

Reynaliz has performed in U.S.A, Mexico, Cuba, Canada, Spain, Italy and Germany, and has collaborated with The National Arts Center Orchestra (performing as a percussion soloist), Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra de la Francophonie Canadienne, Danza Contemporanea En Concierto, Grooversity with Marcus Santos, Boston Opera Collaborative, Peabody Essex Museum with Giselle Ty, Wang Center Theatre, and Boston Science Museum and SXSW with Muy Cansado.

Reynaliz has won competitions and awards including Mexico’s National and State’s Youth Awards, The PERCUBA International Percussion Competition in Cuba, The NACO Bursary Competition, and the MTV Latinoamerica “agent of change award”.

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