Mementos Mori
TICKET INFORMATION
NY PREMIERE
Mementos Mori
Oct 18—Oct 21, 2017
Theater

Created by Manual Cinema

 

Hands dance across seven vintage overhead projectors, moving tiny paper birds through a cellophane sky. Combining analog craftsmanship and digital dexterity, the Chicago-based performance collective Manual Cinema engineers a live movie before the audience’s eyes in Mementos Mori, a meditation on death and ephemerality. Integrating actors, props, two cameras, three screens, a live score for chamber ensemble and electronics, and hundreds of paper shadow puppets, this miracle of joyful cine-nostalgia follows Death as she washes up on the California shore, trades her scythe for an iPhone app, and wanders Hollywood, swiping loss and unexpected connection into the otherwise disparate lives of a ghost, a seven-year-old girl, and an elderly projectionist.

ON SALE DATES
SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE
Mon Jun 05
BAM members
 
Mon Jun 19
General public
 
 
SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE
Mon Jul 24
BAM Members
 
Mon Aug 07
General public
 
 
RUN TIME
Approx 1hr 25min
VENUE
TICKET INFO
FULL PRICE TICKETS START AT  $25
Subscription discount applies to Opera House and Harvey Theater presentations only. BAM Fisher presentations are all $25 and are eligible for a subscription package.
 
“Enter Manual Cinema, a Chicago-based company that has become known for multilayered productions — where the performance component is the choreographically mind-blowing act of animating a film in real-time, and the narrative is the “film” itself.”
— FLAVORWIRE
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