Viewing: September 29, 2018
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Cast: Charlie Chaplin
After an unforgettable performance last year, the Athena is over the moon to have Duo Unprepared return this OU Parents Weekend for two encore live musical performances set to Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. Join us September 29th & 30th for a magical event that cannot be passed up!
And don’t missed another two nights of Duo Unprepared re-imagining the score to 2001: A Space Odyssey this December!
Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s last outing as the Little Tramp, puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine (Paulette Goddard). With its barrage of unforgettable gags and sly commentary on class struggle during the Great Depression, Modern Times—though made almost a decade into the talkie era and containing moments of sound (even song!)—is a timeless showcase of Chaplin’s untouchable genius as a director of silent comedy.
About Duo Unprepared
Roger Braun (percussion) and Andre Gribou (pianos) have worked together in a wide variety of performance settings since 2000. While this includes completely improvised music – where they found they had an unusual chemistry – they also perform frequently together in classical, jazz, and world music settings. As their affinity for performing improvised music together grew they began to collaborate with other artists including world-renown improvisational dancers, Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser. Braun and Gribou have appeared on numerous concert series including Washington D.C.’s Dance Place performance series, the University of Michigan, Ohio University, and Denison University. With frequent collaborator, percussionist, Anthony Di Sanza, they recently performed in Chateau d’Oex, Switzerland at the 2015 International Society for Improvised Music Conference and a tour of Wisconsin Universities.