For all the evening's variety, there is one constant: the troupe is always courageous, always honest--a standard set by Carbine, who delights throughout. An imaginative force in the Southeast Michigan arts community, Carbine is also a videographer and performance artist. He was a dance major at EMU before switching to arts administration, then choreographing college musicals. He also directs and choreographs student shows at Huron High School and area theaters, and he has been staging benefit shows for Creative Rights, a legal organization that offers services to artists and arts groups. But participatory performance art is his passion, and he is turning Brendalinda into a company of committed artists who will work in unique venues, here and on tour. The show runs through February 2 and should not be missed.
[Originally published in February, 2013.]