Big Dance Theater
Feb 27–29, 2004, 12 am–11:59 pm
ANTIGONE: as played and danced by the three fates on their way to becoming the three graces
Friday and Saturday, February 27 and 28, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 29, 3 pm
MCA Members $17, Tickets $22
Enigmatic – Luminous – Probing
Big Dance Theater is “deeply brilliant, people need to see this amazing company” (New York Times). In this new production, a timeless classic goes through a psychic blender. Four women and a man gather in a war-torn wasteland to reimagine Antigone and the eternal friction between family and state. The result is visually arresting, emotionally resonant, exceptionally idiosyncratic dance-theater that “resonates in your mind long after it’s over” (Village Voice). There will be a First Night post-show talk on February 27.
Mac Wellman, Playwright
Annie-B Parson, Choreographer
Paul Lazar and Parson, Co-directors
Cynthia Hopkins, Composer
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Support for this program has been generously provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Additional funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Altria Group, Inc.
Support for dance programs are generously provided by Altria Group, Inc. and The Chicago Community Trust.