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.

Limited Ticket Availability
Tickets to select sold out performances are still available to BAM supporters at the Patron level and above. Please contact Patron Services at 718.636.4182 for more information. Standby tickets may become available and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the box office just before the start of the show.
 
RUN TIME
Approx 1hr 25min
VENUE
TICKET INFO
ALL TICKETS:  $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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