War Sum Up - 2013 Next Wave Festival

2013-11-01 19:30 - 2013-11-02 19:50

War Sum Up - 2013 Next Wave Festival

When: Fri-Sat 1-2 November, 2013 19:30
Where: BAM Howard Gilman Opera House/Peter Jay Sharp Building

War Sum Up

⇒专题:2013下一波艺术节-好戏精选
《战争概述》-2013下一波艺术节

US Premiere
In Japanese with English subtitles

 

In this beautiful, audacious merging of Japanese manga imagery, texts from traditional Noh theater, electronic sounds, and new music sung by the Latvian Radio Choir, War Sum Up ponders the essence of war.

Twelve bodies, shadow-dappled and anonymous, stand on a looming stage. They inhabit a scarred two-dimensional world, trapped behind projections of images of combat: an explosion, a suit of armor, a hand turning into a gun. Amid this stylized tableau are lush, dissonant chorales by Latvian composer Santa Ratniece, alternating with crackling soundscapes by British electronic pop group the Irrepressibles, intoning hymns to the warrior, spy, and soldier.

War Sum Up

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Vocals by Latvian Radio Choir
Directed by Kirsten Dehlholm
Music by The Irrepressibles, Santa Ratniece with Gilbert Nouno
Concept by Willie Flindt and Kirsten Dehlholm
Musical direction by Kaspars Putnins
Costumes by Henrik Vibskov
Lighting design by Jesper Kongshaug
Libretto from classic Noh theater edited by Willie Flindt
Manga drawings by Hikaru Hayashi

 

RUN TIME: 1hr 20min

 

The Next Wave Festival
Next Wave Festival, organized by Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM , is globally one of the most significant art festivals. It invites world-class artists such as Pina Bausch, Philip Glass, Peter Brook releasing their original works, witnesses boldly and innovative performances, and focuses on avant garde art programs. 2013 Next Wave Festival (BAM 2013 Next Wave Festival) will be helded during 17 September to 22 December, 2013.

 

Tickets: $20-60
Tel: 001-718-6364100
Add: 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, America

 

*Information provided by 2013 Next Wave Festival

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