Montgomery College, in Partnership with Alliance Français, to Host French Performing Artist Pierre Megos April 5
The multitalented French performing artist Pierre Megos will lead audiences into an extraordinary future world created through the dual layers of a live performance on an empty stage viewed in concert with the finished video form. “Vision” is Pierre Megos’ personal conception of the future, in which his character, the ordinary Mr. John, lives out extraordinary adventures in a real world that has the appearance of a dream.
Megos will present his unique vision on Friday, April 5 in two performances: at noon and again at 8 p.m., at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Md. Free parking is available in the West Parking Garage or W-1 Lot. Click for details.
The matinee fee is $10; there is no charge with a valid Montgomery College ID. The evening performance is $20. Tickets for seniors, children, Montgomery College faculty and staff and AFDC members are $15. Montgomery College students pay only $5. For more information about purchasing tickets, visit http://francedc.org/Events/?id=119.
By using both theatrical and cinematographic techniques, actor and artist Megos creates a powerful scenic abstraction that permits the spectator to simultaneously watch a film and its creation in real time. Megos draws from his passions for cinema, theater and Hollywood to question and explore human nature via the green screen, achieving two artistic feats: He questions and explores human nature through his projection of a future world while also showing the art of film, theater and movement. Megos was born in Brussels, Belgium to Greek parents. He received a master’s degree in acting and performing arts and has since worked as an actor, performer, dancer, writer, filmmaker and director. The use of multiple artistic vectors is integral to his identity as an artist, with each providing him new ways to directly touch the audience and reform their personal conceptions of art, culture and the world around them. This performance is produced in Washington, DC with the support of Wallonie Bruxelles Théâtre/Danse in partnership with Montgomery College.
About Montgomery College Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.
Located on Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, the Cultural Arts Center provides comprehensive programming that focuses on the cultural intersection of the arts, sciences and the humanities and promotes cross-cultural understanding. The center features a 500-seat theatre, a smaller lab theatre, dance studios and classrooms.
About the Alliance Française The Alliance Française is the largest network of French language and cultural centers in the world. Founded in 1949, the Alliance Française de Washington offers French classes for all levels, numerous cultural events throughout the year, and a multimedia library open to all members. For more information visit www.francedc.org.
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