|Rosa Casado draws the solar system|
Perishable Theatre opens their season with Spanish performance artist Rosa Casado performing Strange Paradise 2 - the incessant sound of a falling tree - in English and Spanish
95 Empire Street
Providence RI 02903
September 21 through 24, 2006
(See bottom of page for times)
Price: $10.00 (open seating)
Information: 401-331-2695x106 (not for tickets)
Tickets available at www.arttixri.com or by phone at 401-621-6123
No Theatre Is An Island
To open her inaugural season as artistic director of Perishable Theatre, Vanessa Gilbert has scheduled Spanish performance artist Rosa Casado's pseudo-scientific lecture/performance Strange Paradise 2 - the incessant sound of a falling tree, for performances in English and Spanish from September 21 through 24, 2006.
Building upon Perishable Theatre's reputation as Rhode Island's research and development theatre, this performance will transform Perishable's black box, into well, a black box. "The performance develops in an empty space in which there is a table; on it, a tropical island of chocolate lit by a 40 W light bulb," explains Casado. "In the performance I describe one of my vacation trips from Spain to Mali and the migratory trip of Mr. Boye from Senegal to Spain. I interrupt my stories to draw the solar system on the floor of the performance space, locating and mapping the stories for the spectators. Little by little, I eat the chocolate island creating a space for the audience to reflect on the earth and its inhabitants and our tendencies to overconsumption."
"I want Perishable audiences to have access to the most interesting performance research around," states artistic director Vanessa Gilbert. "Rosa's scientific approach to a topic very close to her heart, namely injustice, makes for an unforgettable performance. Since Rosa performed in last year's Magdalena USA festival, I have been counting the days to her return." The tickets are only $10 and every performance will have a post-performance reception so audiences can debrief, or enjoy the remains of the chocolate island. A sweet end, indeed.
Rosa Casado is an activist, creator and performer. Her artistic work explores possible rewritings of the reality that reveal new ways of thinking and the development of interdisciplinary spaces that promote the spreading of the artistic practice. She is part of the Magdalena Project, an international network of women in contemporary theatre. Currently she is working in the performance project Strange Paradises and is building an artist residency program at La Rioja, Spain.
the incessant sound of a falling tree
Concept and development: Rosa Casado & Mike Brookes
Text by Rosa Casado based upon the film Ilha das Flores
Performed by Rosa Casado
In collaboration with The Magdalena Project amp Luis Fernandez
Performed in English:
Thursday September 21 at 8pm
Saturday September 23 at 8pm
Sunday September 24 at 7pm
Performed in Spanish
Friday September 22 at 8pm/Viernes 22 Septembre a las 20:00
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