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The elusive encounter between imagination and creativity, the terror experienced before the blank page, the battle against the demons of Reason, and the unpredictable visit of the muses are the forces that igni- te this evening-long multimedia “opera” that combines original music, physical theater, and puppetry.
Through a series of choreographed, interconnected scenes, an author/ poet/composer faces the specter of the blank page. Each symbolic vignette explores the birth, growth, and death of an “idea”, often ending catastrop- hically: the author falls into the abyss of the blank page; attempts to put on an impossibly large sweater while perilously climbing a ladder; is devoured by the monster of creative reason; is born out of the monster as a child castrated by self-doubt and censorship. The author is reduced to dust and dies but, all along, the “idea” he has been seeking reveals itself through the imaginative circle that unfurls onstage. We witness the creative product through a process where inspiration is shown as a fundamental human action.
The work of several noted Mexican artists, illustrator/cartoonist José Ig- nacio Solórzano (“Jis”) and poets Raúl Aceves, Jorge Esquinca, Olive- rio Girondo, and Juan Trigos provides the visual and narrative basis of the work. Additional texts and inspiration come from Petrarch, Goya, and Julio Cortázar.
Composed by Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez
Composed by Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon
Tony Arnold, soprano Paulina Swierczek, soprano Nicholas Huff, tenor Isaac Assor, baritone
Eastman BroadBand Ensemble:
Tim Weiss, Music Director Deidre Huckabay, flutes Andy Brown, clarinets Chien-Kwan Lin, saxophones Brant Blackard, percussion Connor Stevens, percussion Daniel Pesca, piano Dieter Hennings, guitar Hanna Hurwitz, violin Mariel Roberts, cello Arjun Baxter, bass Aristea Mellos, Tour Manager
PUSH Physical Theatre:
Darren Stevenson, Artistic Director Heather Stevenson, Artistic Co-Director
Avi Pryntz-Nadworny, actor Katherine Marino, actor
Jonathan Lowery, actor
Toni Elderkin, Technical Direction and Lighting D.J. Stevenson, Technical Assistant
Antonio Camacho, Artistic Director Olga Gámez, Artistic Co-Director
Elisbeida Suárez, actor Alejandro Herrera, actor Nicolás Pallares, actor
[Antonio Camacho is a "Creador Escénico con Trayectoria of Mexico's Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes.]
©2017, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Darren Stevenson, Antonio Camacho, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, José Ignacio Solórzano. Any reproduction or publication of all or part of this video is expressly prohibited, unless prior written consent has been explicitly granted by Copyright owners. All Rights Reserved.