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Art And Economy Merge In Illinois Valley

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The economic cycles of rural areas have a way of acting like roller coasters: way up and way down.  A project called Beyond Boom and Bust examines the cycle in the Illinois Valley, but with an artistic approach to the subject matter. 

BB&B starts with a production incorporating documentary, dance, and theatre, a piece called "The (w)Hole."  The creators call the form "docudance."Gina Angelique, dancer and artistic director of dancefarm in the Illinois Valley, visits with fellow dancer Eliot Feenstra to explain the overall project and this kickoff event, playing Ashland on October 4-5 and Takilma on October 6.  
 

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