Ira Glass Dancing

The Byham Theater

February 28
8 p.m.

Ira Glass recently lit up social media feeds with his poignant “1-Minute Will Change Your Life” video and now the renowned public radio personality is teaming up with the NYC-based Monica Bill Barnes Company & Productions for a US tour of select cities. Yes, that’s right, the beloved host of This American Life is sharing the stage with modern dancers.

Working together to combine two art forms that, as Glass himself has said, “have no business being together–dance and radio,” the heartwarming show debuted in 2013 at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall.

Dubbed “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host,” the refreshing, witty and endearing production makes for one very special night of movement and storytelling. Via radio interviews restaged as dance pieces, along with moving and evocative stories from the lives of each of the three performers—Glass, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass—the three-act show explores the job of being a performer, falling and staying in love and the concept of forever.

A marriage of storytelling with and without words, the work has spawned a new kind of art form for all of the project’s collaborators. See how it all comes together at the end of the month.

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Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.