Persephone is (loosely) based on the spring maiden’s unwitting descent to the throne of the underworld. Straying from the original Greek mythology, our story finds Persephone on a quest. She (like many of us) is searching for something that can only be found by venturing into (and embracing) the unknown.
Told through movement and live music, PERSEPHONE is part story, part meditation exploring desires, barriers, and questions:
What is want? How does what we want influence what we fear? What does nostalgia (longing for what we had) look like? What happens when what we want isn't what we thought? Who are we; what are we; when are we; where do we belong?
Through a collaborative and multidisciplinary creative process, we turn Persephone's story on it's head to tease out the humanity and challenge the expectations of artists and audiences alike.
December 4 - 6, 2014 The JSB TEK BOX at The Cowles Center 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Anthony Michael, Tessa Cacek, Laura Mason, Jami Jerome, Grace Christensen
Kyle Hutchins, tenor and alto saxophone Jeremy Johnston, percussion Gabriel Quenneville-Bélair, piano Maria Ritzenthaler, viola
Conceived and directed by Hannah K. Holman Original musical composition by Ted Moore Lighting design by Courtney Schmitz-Watson Collaboratively created with the ensemble
Creator / Director . . . Hannah K. Holman Composer . . . Ted Moore Lighting Design . . . Courtney Schmitz