Song Photo Jorge Lizalde

US Premiere

Sound, Visual, Installation

January 5-8

Song
Ranters Theatre (Australia)

A truly international collaboration between Australian based Ranters Theatre, acclaimed Brazilian visual artist Laura Lima, and UK musician James Tyson, SONG is an exploration of place, wanderings and the nature of purposeful existence.

This immersive sound installation reinvents the song cycle form by combining the sounds of weather, the scent of earth and the colors of day’s end, transforming the space into a multi-sensory constructed “nature”.

Creator: Laura Lima
Creator: Adriano Cortese
Composer & Performer: James Tyson
Sound Design: David Franzke
Lighting Designer: Stephen Hennessy
Production Coordinator: Govin Ruben
Perfumer: George Kara
Performer: Patrick Moffatt

“The soundscapes were often breathtaking and the subtle lighting really made you feel like you had been transported to somewhere new.” – Wales Arts Review

60 minutes running time

Ranters Theatre is a performance group based in Melbourne, Australia. Formed in 1994, they make original work that responds to the social and psychological contexts of everyday life. We are interested in the ordinary rituals of day-to-day living and the strange personal details that lie beneath the skin of social convention.

New Ohio Theatre is a two-time OBIE Award-winning performance venue that serves the vast independent theatre community of New York and the adventurous audiences who love them. As a small, downtown, artist-run organization (with a 20+ year history as a beacon for bold and inventive work), we know the challenges and rewards of producing and presenting alternative, non-commercial theatre. In any given year, there are over 500 independent theatre companies working for opportunities to develop and present their work. We believe the best of this community operates at the core of the contemporary aesthetic conversation (in terms of both content and form) and acts collectively to expand the boundaries of the public imagination. From our new home on Christopher Street, we aim to establish a professional, high-profile platform that reestablishes the West Village as a destination for mature, ridiculous, engaged, irreverent, gut-wrenching, frivolous, sophisticated, foolish, and profound theatrical endeavors. Follow us online at newohiotheatre.org and on Twitter at @NewOhioTheatre.

 
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The New Ohio Theatre is located in Greenwich Village, Manhattan and is accessible by the 1, A, C, E, B, D, F, M subways. This famous region on the west side of Manhattan is home to Washington Square Park, New York University, Cooper Union, St. Marks Place and a host of independent film houses and Off-Broadway theaters. The New Ohio Theater sits one block from Hudson River Park, close to Hudson Street where audiences can pick from a plethora of restaurants scattered between the New Ohio and Bleecker Street. Christopher Park is three blocks from the theater, surrounded by a variety of bars hosting live music every evening.

 

Aside from untold numbers of shopping and dining options, there are plenty of neighborly activities…for recreation-seekers without memberships to the area’s multiple gyms, the Hudson River and its well-traveled waterside trails are a short walk away. – The New York Times

 
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Featured image by Jorge Lizalde
 
SONG was developed in part by Arts House (Australia) with support by Arts Council Wales, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the Australian Government through the Australia Council and its arts funding and advisory body.

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