By Chris Clemens

The Annenberg Theater at Palm Springs Art Museum has announced new programming with the Fluid Art Series, sponsored by Eisenhower Health. The series debuts in February with three separate performances that showcase a variety of mediums including dance, photography, music, light, sound, and more.

The first performance, Nickerson-Rossi Dance: Past and Present, is on Friday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Michael Nickerson-Rossi, this contemporary and modern dance production features an intense choreography with dancers conveying a strong, emotional presence. It is engaging and visually stunning with complex intricacies that unravel through a beautifully orchestrated mixture of movement and emotion.

Following on Friday, February 12 at 8:30 p.m., the Cristopher Cichocki Presents: Circular Dimensions program is a multi-sensory performance inspired by the desert and its underwater origins. Audiovisual artist Cristopher Cichocki examines the relationship between humankind, nature, and industry in his most experimental performance to date. By combining elements of video, painting, installation, sculpture, light and sound, Circular Dimensions immerses spectators into a transformative “Desert Abyss” environment.

On Saturday, May 7, at 8 p.m., Open Desert: Music and Photographic Arts Showcase brings together an array of the desert’s brightest musical and artistic talent. An eclectic line-up of performing artists will collaborate in a live acoustical performance with a cross-pollinating intersection of improv, experiment and creativity. Accompanying the dynamic musical performance is a showcase of photographic works that explore the conceptual boundaries of the open desert. The culmination of photographs is selected from a public online submissions process. The cross-pollination of local musical talent and local photographers will engage the local arts community and provide a prestigious venue for our region’s growing artists.

Each of the performances is held in the state-of-the-art Annenberg Theater at Palm Springs Art Museum, located at 101 Museum Drive in Palm Springs. Tickets are available at the box office or can be ordered online at www.annenbergtheater.org. Box Office hours are Wednesday through Friday,   10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and one hour before shows.

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