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Oct 17—Oct 20, 2012
 
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LOCATION:
BAM Fisher
 
Fishman Space
RUN TIME: 1hr 10min
ALL TICKETS:  $20
 
+  Post-Show Artist Talk on Fri, Oct 19
 
 
 
 
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Maya Beiser
Directed by Robert Woodruff
Choreography by Brook Notary
Composed by Eve Beglarian, Michael Gordon, Missy Mazzoli with text by Henri Michaux and Erin Cressida Wilson
Films by Peter Nigrini

Produced by Beth Morrison Projects

“There’s a stiffness that comes from playing the same thing all the time, striving for a perfection that doesn’t really exist. That’s not what we’re after; we’re after human expression.”
—Maya Beiser

My Show:
A surreal cello opera depicting a pair of women—an Henri Michaux heroine and the biblical figure of Lot's wife—bearing witness at the end of their worlds.

Sights and Sounds:
Lush, multilayered compositions by Eve Beglarian, Michael Gordon, and Missy Mazzoli, performed by me on acoustic/electric cello and electronics with singer/actress Helga Davis; four dancers moving in a dreamlike environment created by Robert Woodruff and his team.

Lot's Wife is:
A woman who dared to defy God's arbitrary, cruel command by refusing to turn her back on her city and people while they were being destroyed. A woman who chose to be compassionate.

Three pieces to listen to as the world is ending:
Schubert's String Quintet in C Major, D.956, Steve Reich's Tehillim, Jim Morrison's "The End."

During the apocalypse, I will be:
Covering my children with soft blankets. And flowers.
 

Created by Maya Beiser and Robert Woodruff
Scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez
Costume design by Kasia Maimone
Lighting design by Maruti Evans

 
 
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Post-Show Artist Talk  
 

with Maya Beiser and Robert Woodruff

Fri, Oct 19

Terrance McKnight moderates this artist talk, which takes place in the performance venue and is free for same-day ticket holders.

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Maya Beiser performs Osvaldo Golijov’s “Mariel”
 
 
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Cellist Maya Beiser has attracted world renown through an eclectic repertoire and a quest to redefine her instrument's boundaries.

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TED Talk: Maya Beiser performs Steve Reich’s “Cello Counterpoint”
 
 
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