FULL TEXT OF TIMOTHY DONNELLY'S "HYMN TO LIFE":
VIDEO EXCERPTS AND PRODUCITON STILLS FROM ALL THAT DIES AND RISES
Performed at the IATI Theater, December 2014
Directed by James Rutherford with choral composition by David Skeist and choreography by Laura Butler Rivera.
Costumes by Olga Mill, scenery by Kristen Robinson, lighting by Bruce Steinberg, sound design by Michael Costagliola and Alex Clifford.
Featured monologue text by Aravind Adyanthaya and Charles Bukowski. Choral text by Fanny Howe.
Performed by Christopher Cancel-Pomales, Camber Donahoe, Jon Froehlich, Rachel Kodweis, Maury Miller, Casey Robinson and Emily Viancourt.
Videography by Jess Medenbach; photographs by Jill Steinberg.
CHORAL COMPOSITIONS BY DAVID SKEIST (all recordings rehearsal demos):
All That Dies And Rises (dir. James Rutherford)
Text by Catherine Valente & Grace Paley.
Doctor Faustus Lights The Lights (dir. Niky Wolcz).
Text by Gertrude Stein.
Iphigenia at Aulis (dir. Kristen Linklater).
Text by Euripides.
Oedipus Rex (dir. Greg Taubman).
Text by Sophokles.
SELECTED PRESS CLIPPINGS FROM PAST M-34 PRODUCTIONS:
For All That Dies And Rises (2014):
"Mr. Brook’s influence can clearly be seen, but Mr. Rutherford is moving even more deeply into the abstract to get at the essence of meaning. Even when that meaning is sometimes elusive, this is excitingly original experimental work he is engaged in, and it is fascinating to watch as it unfolds."
"Watching the skillful physical performers in All That Dies And Rises is like getting an education in movement. There are just so many ways to move and Cloud of Fools speaks a different language that is both refreshing and beautiful."
"This production exudes a sense of sheer kinetic power while conveying in clipped words brief snaps of life stories. We fall into the void with them and feel the tension as they reach out, back away, and entwine. Like us, they reach until they find a helping hand, no matter how long and difficult the struggle. Their sheer power is amazing."
For The Importance of Being Ernest Hemingway (2013):