October 17 – November 3, 2013
Internationally acclaimed performer, Maureen Fleming brings her contemporary unveiling of the myth of Persephone to the stage of the Ellen Stewart Theatre. With text by David Henry Hwang and music by Philip Glass (performed live by pianist Bruce Brubaker), original accordion music by Guy Klucevsek, and Taiko drumming by Kaoru Watanabe, this beautiful, multimedia meditation on 'miracles' juxtaposes Fleming's new and repertory works with three-dimensional video projections designed by longtime collaborator Christopher Odo.
- "In the sensually stunning zone between dance and sculpture…worth the price of admission…astonishing geometry on stage."
- - Steven Cherry, NY Theatre Now
"B. Madonna is a show without comparison…Philip Glass' haunting score adds to the mystical atmosphere… An unparalleled experience and a wonder to behold."
"B. Madonna at La MaMa continually transcends theatrical expectations and constructs a state of perpetual presence… not unlike the effect of viewing the Grand Canyon or Niagara Falls… [Maureen Fleming] moves with the skill and the force of nature…"
- "Fleming…seemed to transcend the material world and enter a realm of pure spirit…Wondrous choreographic metamorphosis."
- - The New York Times
This event is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts and Mertz Gilmore Foundation for the Late-Stage Production Stipend Grant.
This performance contains nudity
Banner Photo Credit: Odo / Second Photo credit: Lois Greenfield