Montclair, NJ: Double Edge Theatre presents "The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)"
Double Edge Theatre
Peak Performances Announces Its 2015 - 16 Season
What happens when you put Robert Wilson (and Samuel Beckett), Liz Gerring, The Builders Association (and The Wizard of Oz), Pat Graney, Fred Hersch and Mary Jo Salter, Shanghai Quartet, Nora Chipaumire, Ensemble Amarillis, Michel van der Aa (and Fernando Pessoa), Double Edge Theatre (and Marc Chagall), and Romeo Castellucci on the same stage? Peak Performances' 2015 - 16 season, its most daring line-up to date.
One headliner after another will transform the gorgeous and supremely adaptable Alexander Kasser Theater, turning it into a garden of earthly, unearthly, rousing, challenging, and just plain beautiful delights for the ear, eye, mind, and soul.
Double Edge Theatre
The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century)
Feb. 4 - 7
“... a vivid imagination must be at the crux of building a mythology for our time”
– Stacy Klein
The Grand Parade depicts major events of the 20th century in a theatrical style inspired by Marc Chagall’s kaleidoscopic vision of humanity at play, at war, and at rest. Trapeze, circus, dance, projections, and popular culture fill the height and breadth of the stage in a spectacle of history populated by people and animals in acts of grace and destruction. Time both shrinks and expands as the 20th century unfolds in a dream-like rush of juxtapositions that include the ecstasy of landing on the moon, the frenzy of war, the skilled escapes of Houdini, the atomic bomb, Kennedy's assassination, and Hitler's brutalization of Europe.
[Photo by Maria Baranova]
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