RIGHT PASSAGE

"interactive theatre meeting modern dance in a futuristic art museum" Engadget

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Description

6 reflective monoliths, 28 performers, 165 sunrises in 59 hours for 31,000 people to see. In this work we invite the public to choose their own adventure through a magico-religious dynamistic rite of passage. We begin in a hazed void, seven hooded liminal guides shift black monolithic walls creating reflective labyrinths/corridors/chaos which lead your journey from darkness to light. A sensory disorientation escalates to an assault of cold beams, strobes, and intimidating moving walls - a haunting chaos. This builds to a breaking point, leads to a re-orientation of the senses. We gather collectively at the end of the disorienting journey, united underneath the warmth of a sun. Did we make the "right passage?" What IS "right?" What IS wrong? What fun is life in black and white? The strong human need to be "right" is questioned. Listen. Breathe. Perhaps an alternate passage awaits.

Panorama Music Festival, NYC within The Lab Powered by HP

Concept and Direction by Jon Morris
Produced by Ana Constantino

Original Score by Steve Nalepa and Adam Freeland from The Acid
Choreography by Tyler Gilstrap
Scenic Design by Maruti Evans and Jon Morris
Lighting Design by Maruti Evans and Jon Morris
Lighting Programming and Design by Dan Alaimo
Sound Design by Bobby McElver
Sound Assistance by Keenan Hurley
Stage Management Anne Haney and Will O'Hare
Production Coordinator Juliana Leandra
Female Cast: Mary Kate Sheehan (dance captain/swing), Khadija Griffith, Alexzandra Knap, Geneva Jenkin, Talissa Barveressco, Sarah Dodd, Ayesha Jordan
Male Cast: John Hartzel(captain/swing), Tristan Oshea, Terrance Popular, Daniel White, Malcom McMichael, Stephen Galberth, Tim Ottman
Ushers: Alice Goldberg, Aida Miro, Dayze Rocha, Sean Devare, River Coelho, Deborah Amaa, Roberta Fernandes, Khalil Cooper, Paulo Souza, Miguel Diaz, Flavio Franco, Arthur Marçal, Jhonatan Rezende, João Severo, Aidan O'shea, Juliana Martins Ramalho, Fabiana Mattedi.
Special Thanks: the Meta.is team, Kyle Casey, See Factor, Leif Nelson & 11th Street, Benjamin Oyzan, John Hartzel, Tim Ottman, Vadim Malinskiy, Marcelo Daldoce.
Engadget -- "interactive theatre meeting modern dance in a futuristic art museum"