Da Camera's In the Garden of Dreams: Piano, Vocals & Visuals
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The last date listed for In the Garden of Dreams was Saturday May 4, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Fellowship for Performing Arts, the company behind the acclaimed hit The Screwtape Letters, now brings another of C.S. Lewis' fascinating fantasies to the stage. As in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Great Divorce brims with Lewis' signature wit and imagination as it follows several colorful characters on a bus ride from a suburb in hell to the outskirts of heaven, while exploring the vagaries of human nature and the divide between good and evil. Adapted by Max McLean and Brian Watkins with the blessing of the Lewis estate, this production is part of a national tour and stars Broadway actors Tom Beckett, Christa Scott-Reed and Joel Rainwater from the U.S. run of The Lion King. Learn More
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“[The Blue Rider is ] … a spellbinding program of music [and] projected images … the performance and the effect of simple geometric shapes were altogether stunning.” —_The Wall Street Journal _
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This new production explores the fantastic obsession with dreams and the unconscious in the music, visual art, psychology and theater of Vienna c.1900. Rothenberg collaborates once again with Marcus Doshi (set, lighting) and Sven Ortel (imagery, projections), following the critically acclaimed production of 2009, The Blue Rider.
Expanding on that experience and the language developed together, the creative team intertwines intimate solo piano and vocal works of Johannes Brahms and Arnold Schoenberg with light and projections on a set designed as both sculpture and surface. The script, sound collage and imagery draw on Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams_, Strindberg’s A Dream Play_, Max Klinger’s _Brahms-Phantasie and the erotic paintings of Gustav Klimt.
In the Garden of Dreams_ moves from dawn (late19th century) to the dark of night (1910), from a protected Viennese interior to a decaying landscape where Schoenberg’s haunting monodrama, The Book of the Hanging Gardens, reaches its shattering conclusion as reality, dream, memory and hallucination merge in the mind of an obsessed lover.