Flower and Flame is a group of five people consisting of a professional actor and string quartet. The players are master-level musicians from all over the world. The concept of the show is rarely seen, though it is an old one: it is a true melodrama or "melody drama" in which storytelling and original arrangements of classical music are interwoven by actor and musicians to create a deeply compelling program. The artists have all been involved in the musical life of South Dakota through the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Dakota Chamber Orchestra and value the vibrant pioneer tradition that encourages daring artistic expression..

Technical Requirements: Space: A playing space at least 20 feet deep and 30 feet wide.
Lights: Running lights to focus on a group of four to five players, situated in a slight crescent.
Sound: We bring our own soundboard and PA for smaller venues, but a good house PA is preferable for larger venues.
Sound & Light check: Venue should be open and available to the group at least 4 hours before show time. A sound check with the house's in-staff light & sound people should take place not less than 2 hours before show time and may last an estimated one hour. Sound check must be done before house is opened. House staff will be needed to raise and lower house lights at opening, intermission and conclusion. Someone on house staff will be needed to introduce the group and to come inform
them of curtain times in the beginning and after intermission.

Important: Temperature in the theater should be held between 68 and 75 degrees for the protection and tuning of acoustic instruments.

Fee structure: Performance We do masterclasses or workshops on the day of the performance by special arrangement. We are available for interviews and additional publicity. We provide poster designs, press releases and program designs in advance of the performance.. SDAC support up to 50%.

Contact: Magdalena Modzelewska
5309 W. 37th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57106
(605) 413.6102
e-mail: mmmodze@sio.midco.net.
website: http://www.flowerandflame.com

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