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Performing Arts Presents Manual Cinema in Ada/Ava on Feb. 17


Hamilton College Performing Arts continues the spring season with Manual Cinema’s performance of Ada/Ava on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m., in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center.

Manual Cinema combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and music to create live cinema with puppets and shadow. Using vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live feed cameras, multi-channel sound design, and a live music ensemble, Manual Cinema transforms the experience of attending the cinema into a theater production.

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Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and Hamilton employees, and $5 for students. All seating is general admission.

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Bereaved of her twin sister Ava, septuagenarian Ada solitarily marks time in the patterns of a life built for two. However, a traveling carnival and a trip to a mirror maze plunges her into a journey across the thresholds of life and death. Set in a landscape of the New England gothic, Ada/Ava uses a story of the fantastic and super natural to explore mourning and melancholy, self and other.

The Performing Arts Series is sponsored, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and Hamilton employees, and $5 for students. All seating is general admission. For tickets or information, call the box office at 315-859-4331.

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