Un Lieu de Vie is an experiential piece that is loosely based on the 1917 Jean Cocteau - Erik Satie - Pablo Picasso collaboration of Parade. It represents the collective memory of Erik, an eccentric, memory-starved, and lonely New York artist who seeks glimpses of the past while wandering the streets of Manhattan. Through Erik's rumination, we are transported to specific locales at various stages of his life. We experience Erik's memories through the clamor of sounds, sights, and rhythms that embolden him to fulfill his destiny.
Running time: Approximately 75 minutes
Tickets Advance $15 (no fee) At the door $20 (cash only) Advance Sponsor tickets $25 (no fee)
Producer/Creator: Allan Markowitz and concrete timbre & d'moiselles
Composers: Chris Chappell, Whitney George, Lillian Redl, Ann Warren, and Erik Satie
Writers: Carina Beckerman, Terence Diamond, Mark Farnen, Nancy Greening, Sylvaine Hinglais, Ann Warren, and Erik Satie
Projections: Robert Morton Producing Artistic Director: Ann Warren Music Director: Whitney George Choreographer: Michelle Stuckey Production Stage Manager: Joanne Schwartzberg
Musicians: Piano: Melinda Faylor, Double Bass: Emilio Guarino, Percussion: Joe Tucker, Violin/Viola: Pedro Vizzarro Vallejos, Trombone: David Whitwell, and Saxophone: Manuela Lechler
Performances: Sunday-October 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm Monday-October 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm Saturday-November 1, 2014 at 8:30 pm (note different start time!) Sunday-November 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm Monday-November 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Get there a half hour early for a special introduction to the concept by the performers!
Where: Gallery MC 549 West 52 Street (between 10th & 11th Ave.)
Un Lieu de Vie is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net