Jane Comfort's 'Underground River', winner of a 1998 BESSIE Award as a "risk-taking and profound theatrical tour de force," is an exploration of the rich fantasy life of a girl who appears to the outside world to be unconscious. Singing a cappella songs by Toshi Reagon and interacting with the magical visual creations of master puppeteer Basil Twist, the dancers dwell in a world of magic realism and eccentric beauty unseen by those who wish to make her "well."
Premiere: PS 122, New York City 1998
Concept/Direction/Text: Jane Comfort
Choreography: Jane Comfort and Company
Music: Toshi Reagon, Haydn and traditional folk song
Visual Effects: Basil Twist
Costumes: Liz Prince
Lighting: David Ferri
Original Cast: Cynthia Bueschel Svigals, Elizabeth Haselwood, Aleta Hayes and Steven Nunley
Recorded Voices: Leslie Nipkow, Larkin Malloy and Emily Weiner
Copyright ©Jane Comfort and Company
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