A surreal, transcendent dance-theater work that touches more on life, than on death. How can it not?
Using the catalyst of a little known Jewish tradition,
where from the moment of death until the moment of burial,
a body should not be left unattended,
a SHOMER (guard) is engaged to sit through the long over night vigil.
What is it like sitting in a room alone with death for hours?
Through the integral use of creative projections, theatrical innovations, and Cornings poignant choreographic style, this group of performing and visual artists collaboratively create a stunning, often times surreal and otherworldly experience, proffering a transcendent work that touches more on life, than on death. How can it not?
choreography by BETH CORNING
set design by STEPHANIE MAYER STALEY
lighting by IAIN COURT
projection design by JESSICA MEDENBACH, JAKOB MARSICO
performed by JOHN CARSON, BETH CORNING, JACOB GOODMAN, CATHERINE MEREDITH
5 NIGHTS ONLY
SEPTEMBER 5 – 9
Wednesday at 7pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 2pm (PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN ADMISSION ONLY AT THE DOOR – regular reserved tickets available online)