The Million Underscores_ _ and The Brick Theater present
THE PASSERBY, or
where did my soul go
A 12 TRACK PERFORMANCE ALBUM INSPIRED BY OSKAR SCHLEMMER'S GALLERY PAINTINGS
Directed by: Nicolás Noreña
with: Timothy Scott, Marija Kovačević, Yuki Kawahisa, Madison Mayer,
Geo Kester, and Rebecca Bird
set design: Nicolás Noreña
set painting: Rebecca Bird and Nicolas Noreña
set construction: Tommy Lynch and Collin Linnville
lights: Daisy Long
The Brick Theater
579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
"The History of theater is the history of the trasfiguration of the human form. It is the history of human as the actor of physical and spiritual events, ranging from naïveté to reflection, from naturalness to artifice" (Oskar Schlemmer).
THE PASSERBY, or where did my soul go is a silent twelve track performance album inspired by Oskar Schlemmer’s Gallery Paintings. The piece is a combination of choreography, pedestrian movement and highly technical tableaus that interfere with the normal time signatures that audiences' attentions are accustomed to in the theater. Constructed through spatial-izations of Oskar Schlemmer’s highly formal paintings, and experimental compositions in the electromagnetic energy of the performers, the album transforms every time it is performed through a series of rigorous chance operations.
In a constant experiment with form, chaos and change this piece plays with the subtle frontier between reality and abstraction.
The Passerby was presented at The Brick Theater with the support of NYSCA.
PHOTOS: José Miranda