Monday, August 24, 2015
About the mary shelley project JOURNEY Sept, 22nd , 2015
THEATERLAB in NYC will present Muriel Louveau's Journey as part of the International Artist Exchange Series “Mi Casa Es Su Casa” http://www.theaterlabnyc.com.
Journey combines two theatrical pieces- US Premiere Mary Shelley Project and Skana-that share similar themes of straddling the space between light and darkness, wakefulness and sleep -
Skana, presented in a newly staged version, with dancer Emily Pope Blackman , will be paired with Mary Shelley Project :This new piece ,created in collaboration with artist Autumn Kioti Moonface is inspired by Mary Shelley's story and the apocalyptic " 1816 year without summer" following the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Tambora, in Indonesia.
During this time, Shelley wrote: “Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.”
"As a composer and performer, I felt inspired by Shelley's figure and by this apocalyptic environment which appears as the dramatic background echoing simultaneously to her 's own tragical life haunted by deaths and losses .I sense her visions don't belong to the past. The underlying issues of the novel including the search of Immortality and the philosophical and ecological context that shapes the story fundamentally speak about each of"us'
SAVE THE DATE OF SEPT , 22 nd, 2015 ! More details here
Listen to Muriel 's recording Darkness inspired by Lord Byron 's poem