Waters of Immortality
Commissioned by World Music/CRASHarts, The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, The National Performance Network, Fulbright Commission, Japan Foundation and Asian Cultural Council.
Fleming’s new multimedia evening-length creation, Waters of Immortality & Other Works, is a sensuous celebration of the feminine archetype, inspired by the lush symbolism of Irish poet William Butler Yeats. In lyrical, sculptural transcendence, Maureen Fleming invents surreal movement poetry, curving into shapes of shattering beauty. Japanese shakuhachi master Akikazu Nakamura provides accompaniment on the traditional bamboo flute and pianist Bruce Brubaker performs the music of Philip Glass. Fleming juxtaposes her singular movement with three-dimensional video projections and brilliant lighting by Odo.
"This is human struggle at its most metaphoric as Fleming explodes all notions of what should be physically possible… making her journeys poignant examples of the potency and elasticity of the human spirit.”
-The Boston Globe
“Maureen Fleming conveys more meaning in one evening than most choreographers put across in an entire career. Her “Waters of Immortality,” presented last night at the Institute of Contemporary Art by CRASHarts, is inspired by Yeats but takes in the whole of the universe”
-The Boston Herald