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L'Eau d'Europe

L'Eau d'Europe


Laura Ward/Octavia Cup Dance Theatre


The Secret Theatre, LIC Queens


Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 8:00pm
Friday, April 20, 2012 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 8:00pm
Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 3:00pm



Laura Ward/Octavia Cup Dance Theatre

 Laura Ward/Octavia Cup Dance Theatre

A work in progress/open rehearsal
April 19-22 Thursday – Saturday 8:00pm
Sunday 3:00pm

With Michel Ayello and Michel Panier


LEau dEurope


“And from then on I bathed in the poem of the sea,

Infused with stars and lactescence…”


“Et dès lors, je me suis baigné dans le PoèmeaDe la Mer,

infusé d'astres, et lactescent”  

Arthur Rimbaud

A work in progress/open rehearsal


At the Secret Theatre –Poc0

4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, New York City

In L’Eau d’Europe, Rimbaud’s work is illuminated and reimagined through contemporary music and dance theatre, as chords from the past coalesce in new forms resonating, in the present day, by interweaving the poetry of Arthur Rimbaud with nouvelle dance choreography and original music compositions and stylings, the artists reach across the ocean with gestures towards the future that Rimbaud dreamed while rebelling against his omnipresent mother and struggling in his tumultuous relationship with Paul Verlaine.

Laura Ward consolidates her interest in symbolism and poetry by joining the forces of her company, Octavia Cup, with French artists composer Michel Ayello and interpretive actor, Michel Panier to bring into existence L’Eau d’Europe. The show revolves around the poetry of Arthur Rimbaud. Michel and Michel created an album centered on this work, which was performed live in Paris in 2010. This transatlantic collaboration is geared towards performances for the Avignon Off Festival and the Marseille-Provence 2013 Festival. Artist Judy Thomas is also part of the team creating set installations.

Dancers: Cassie Roberts, Laura V. Ward, Natalia Wodnicka

An open rehearsal of the work in progress will be previewing at the Secret Theatre Poco, April 19th-22nd, suggested donation, $ 12. 
To see video    https://vimeo.com/29081445

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