"Orpheus played his pipe. Music like a cool blue stripe circling the heavens. Creatures came in sixes and sevens to hear him play. Say, did you ever hear him?"
On August 12 & 13, 2016, we presented Orpheus and Euridice by American composer Ricky Ian Gordon as a collaboration of music and dance in a former manufacturing space at the Vermont Marble Museum. We brought that same production to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC on September 10 &11, 2016.
The Washington Post said of our performances at the National Gallery of Art:
"The action, a mix of the ceremonial and the coltish, wove its way in and around the audience and the greenery at the West Garden Court and was held together masterfully by Conductor Robert Wood."
And Jim Lowe said of our full production at the Vermont Marble Museum:
"The very gray, rough-hewn room complemented by Liliana Duque Piñero’s stylish staging with its path to nowhere and illuminated by Jeff Bruckerhoff’s imaginative lighting, created that dreamlike atmosphere. Anya Klepikov’s costumes emphasized the ordinariness of the characters rather than the ethereal of the background.
Directed and choreographed by Keturah Stickann, the staging proved stylish and effective storytelling. Robert Wood conducted the inviting music, including the excellent instrumentalists, with a real sense of its drama. "