Nuptials for the Dead
The first show in our Dreampunk season closed on November 11, 2012. This show played October 28 at the Mercury Cafe in Denver, November 1st at The Oriental Theater in Denver, and November 11 at The Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, Colorado.
Ghostly torsos shaped in white linen float in the air above young women in Edwardian bridal gowns that themselves look as if they’ve been left in the garden for a season. A woodland goddess draws back the moon as a bow to subdue a hunter who’s wandered into her wood. Haunting lines of a melody by Clara Schumann enfold a grotesque bouffon Marie Antoinette and her lover in a spell of unrequited longing. Be prepared for wonder and strange catharsis as a ballerina becomes airborne, sculptures become garments, and multiple brides vie for the ring in a dreamlike wedding ceremony. Classical singers, dancers, bouffoniers, and costumers conspire to spark the senses in this Day of the Dead inspired show.
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