SEPTEMBER 8th, 2011 @ HIGHLINE BALLROOM http://www.highlineballroom.com/bio.php?id=2094
FIRE BURNING RAIN a multi-media rock opera was created by internationally renowned artist/composer Jihae in collaboration with two time Academy Award winning playwright/director John Patrick Shanley.
Inspired by Joan of Arc, Fire Burning Rain tells a futuristic story of a heroine’s journeys to free ‘the light’. The people of the upper world become devastated as the natural resources of the earth are depleted and their bodies have grown into buildings and wires. The heroine is their only hope to retrive ‘the light’ to save the dying earth and humanity. The heroine’s pilgrimage to the magical and eerie forest of the underworld begins...The 70-minute performance is a fantastical multi-media display, including live music, modern dance, elaborate costumes and digital integration that envelopes the audience in a dreamlike world.
Created by: Jihae and John Patrick Shanley
Music by: Jihae
Musical Director: Jean-Luc Sinclair
Choreography by: Ximena Garnica | Leimay
Visuals design by: Shige Moriya |Leimay
Head Costume Designer: Kristin Costa
Additional Costume Designer: Lauren Felton
Visual Paintings: Alex Grey
Artist / Makeup, DJ : Spencer Sweeney
Video Directed and Created by: Annemarie Lawless
Cast and performers:
Jihae , Allysen Hooks, Mary- Ellen Breaudeau, Liz McAuliffe, Oleksandra Hatnyanska, Anastasia Buraminksaya, Vlado Mudrak, Peter Burke, Miyu Leilani, Maximillian Balduzzi, Ximena, Denisa Musilova, Elaina.
Jean-Luc Sinclair, Jonathan Schmidt, Jessie Murphy, Avi Bortnick, Stacy Ries, Hillary Davis, Vlado Mudrak, Susan Mandel.
Paloma Wake, Virginia Stevenson, Julia Royter, Yusuke, Gina Schiappacasse, Anne Marie Lawless, Jose Tapia, Fred Fasano.