John Kelly : Find My Way Home
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Find My Way Home
Pre-Show Talk Oct 25 at 6:30pm with Lucy Sexton
Post-Show Talk Oct 28 with Bonnie Marranca
Performance artist John Kelly remounts his Bessie Award winning Find My Way Home, based on the ancient Greek Myth of Orpheus & Eurydice. Originally commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop in 1988 (revised in 1998) and set in the Great Depression, Find My Way Home recasts Orpheus as a famous 30’s radio crooner who makes a pact with the gods and descends into hell to bring Eurydice back to life. Created during the height of the AIDS epidemic, Find My Way Home deconstructs genres of opera, period dance, and cinematic acting, and includes scenes and arias from Gluck’s baroque opera Orfeo Ed Eurydice, (sung in Kelly’s countertenor voice), together with film sequences, set and costume design, and a company of 11 singers and dancers.
Find My Way Home was originally commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop in 1988. The reconstruction of this work is supported by New York Live Arts’ "DTW Commissioning Fund," and is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius.