La MaMa and World In One Pan Arts Collaborative proudly present Loom Ensemble's World Premiere of Erosion: A Fable, directed by Tomi Tsunoda, written by the ensemble and choreographed by Neva Cockrell, with original music composed by Sasha Bogdanowitsch. Erosion: A Fable, part of La MaMa's 50th Anniversary season, runs from February 17 - 26, 2012 in a limited engagement at La MaMa (The Club), located at 74A East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery in New York City.
See production photos below!
Performances are Fridays at 10pm, Saturdays at 5:30pm and 10pm, and Sundays at 5:30pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors and can be purchased online at http://LaMaMa.org/The-Club/Erosion-A-Fable, in person at the box office or by calling 212-475-7710. For more information on Loom Ensemble visit http://www.LoomEnsemble.com.
Erosion: A Fable takes a look at the familiar world of corporate desk jobs through a surprising aesthetic prism. A homeless woman and a mid-level office exec begin selling dirt on the street together, and calling it Love. But their best intentions take them far from where anyone would have guessed once the Dirt/Love craze goes global. Echoing dialogue sparked by Occupy Wall Street, Citizen's United and the global energy crisis, Erosion: A Fable uses Loom's signature palette of athletic dances, intricate vocal compositions and traditional storytelling techniques to stage this story of corporate competition, environmental catastrophe and personal transformation. The physical vocabulary of the show draws from modern dance, contact improvisation, acrobatics and capoeira angola. The show's original music is composed for voice, world instruments, original instruments and electronics, and incorporates vocal and musical styles from around the world.
Erosion: A Fable is performed by Zoe Anastassiou, Sasha Bogdanowitsch (Songs of Ascension at BAM), Andrew Broaddus, Neva Cockrell, Kate Hamilton (Stop The Virgens at St. Ann's Warehouse, Songs of Ascension at BAM), Helen Joyce, Mike O'Bauer and Raphael Sacks (Songs of Ascension at BAM).
The creative and design team includes Morgen Fleisig (Set Design), Kayla Goble (Lighting Design), Hannah Richey (Costume Design) and Katherine Pardue (Assistant Director).
The running time is 80 minutes, with no intermission. La MaMa is accessible from the F train to 2nd Ave., #6 train to Bleecker St., or B, D, M trains to Broadway/Lafayette.
Sasha Bogdanowitsch, Mike O'Bauer, Kate Hamilton, Andrew Broaddus
Raphael Sacks, Kate Hamilton, Sasha Bogdanowitsch, Helen Joyce, Andrew Broaddus
Helen Joyce, Raphael Sacks, Andrew Broaddus
Raphael Sacks, Mike O'Bauer, Zoe Anastassiou, Neva Cockrell, Sasha Bogdanowitsch
Kate Hamilton, Sasha Bogdanowitsch, Helen Joyce, Zoe Anastassiou, Andrew Broaddus, Neva Cockrell, Mike O'Bauer, Raphael Sacks
BWW Hi-Res Gallery - Original Version