Big Dance Theater: Comme Toujours Here I Stand
Thursday‹Saturday, October 1‹4, 8:00 P.M.
Wednesday‹Saturday, October 7‹10, 8:00 P.M.
Big Dance Theater’s new work, Comme Toujours Here I Stand, re-invents Agnès
Varda’s classic New Wave film, Cléo From 5 to 7, as a piece of theater. Shot
in Paris in 1961, the original film captures the early evening hours in the
life of a marginally-talented pop singer waiting for the results of a
medical examination. The ensemble uses the film¹s script as a found object,
moving three rolling walls and low-budget video to collide the agility of
film and the endearingly burdensome nature of theater. In this unique
collaboration, costumes, set, and wallpaper merge through video into one
expressive medium that brings the vivid, colorful interiors of a cinematic
world to life. The show features performances by Tymberly Canale, Chris
Giarmo, Molly Hickok, Ryutaro Mishima, and Kourtney Rutherfo
Sue de Beer and Andy Comer: Radio Play
Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30, 8:00 P.M.
This new collaborative work between video artist Sue de Beer and musician
Andy Comer takes the format of a traditional radio play, narrating a mystery
whose structure is based on a Gothic Romance novel. With a new text written
and read live-on-stage by de Beer, Radio Play alternates segments of the
story with songs written and performed by Comer amidst a haunted set created
by de Beer.
Nature Theater of Oklahoma: Romeo and Juliet
Thursday‹Saturday, December 17‹19, 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday‹Wednesday, December 22‹23, 8:00 P.M.
Wednesday‹Saturday, January 6‹9, 8:00 P.M.
Wednesday‹Saturday, January 13‹16, 8:00 P.M.
This one-of-a-kind performance is the result of a series of phone calls to
people who were asked to tell, in their own words, the story of Romeo and
Juliet from beginning to end. With some rather surprising twists and turns,
given that no one seems to remember the exact plot, the myriad versions of
the story compound in an array of competing scenarios. The participants try
to invent themselves out of their own narrative blind alleys. Where memory
fails, a kind of necessary creativity steps in to fill the void. What we are
left with is a highly personal and original series of the famous story,
infused with emotion and thoughts about love, need, and the complex nature
Romeo and Juliet features Anne Gridley and Robert M. Johanson with Elisabeth
Conner. The piece was conceived and directed by Pavol Liska and Kelly
Copper, and drawn from conversations with Linda Copper, Eliotte Crowell,
Anne Gridley, Teresa Gridley, Jo Liegerot, Robert M. Johanson, Zachary
Oberzan and Kristin Worrall. The desi
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