An interactive, full-evening length work inspired by the writings of Thomas Paine. The work addresses issues of democracy, liberty, equality, and the promise of America. A collaboration between composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr. and the Numinous ensemble and choreographer Edisa Weeks and DELIRIOUS Dances.
Premiere: Gibney Dance Center, Agnes Varis Performance Lab, NYC. Full-evening work for five dancers, one actor, ten musicians. Commissioned score by Joseph C. Phillips Jr. June 30 – July 2, 2016.
CAST Choreographer: Edisa Weeks in collaboration with the dancers Composer/Conductor: Joseph C. Phillips Jr. Costume Designer: Sarita Fellows Lighting Designer: Tim Cryan Stage Manager: Kyle Lachlan Cangialosi ~ Performers: Ardella Bang, Angel Chinn, Johnnie Mercer, EmmaGrace Skove-Epps, Ricarrdo Valentine & Michael Henry ~ Musicians: Matt Aronoff (Bass), Mike Baggeta (Guitar), Katie Cox (Flute/Piccolo/Alto Flute), Maria Jeffers (Cello), Bogna Kicinska (Vocal), Ana Milosavljevic (Violin), Adrian Sandi (Clarinet/Bass Clarinet), Tammy Scheffer (Vocal), Carmen Staaf (Piano), Emilie Weibel (Vocal) Running Time: 70 minutes