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Jim Findlay’s
DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER, a performance for a sleeping audience

AT THE BRILL BUILDING IN TIMES SQUARE
MAY 9-17
Presented by Times Square Arts
in partnership with Allied Partners and Brickman Real Estate
A Collapsable Giraffe and 3-Legged Dog Production

Afternoon/evening performances: May 9 & 13-16 @ 5pm–midnight
Overnight performances: May 10 & 17 @ 5pm–6am
Brill Building1619 Broadway (between 49th & 50th Streets, NYC)
** FREE ** Audiences may arrive at any time, depart at any time, and return at any time

Conceived as a literal dream play—the work is performed for an audience that is encouraged to experience the piece while they fall in and out of sleep. This durational performance installation invites the audience to take an immersive journey through Cao Xueqin’s 18th century Chinese novel “Dream of the Red Chamber”—an epic love story between a stone and a flower, framed by a dizzying series of metaphysical dreams.


DIRECTED BY
 JIM FINDLAY
CONCEIVED + WRITTEN BY JIM FINDLAY and JEFF JACKSON
SONGS COMPOSED BY ELYSIAN FIELDS
PERFORMERS CHRISTINA CAMPANELLA, JAMES DAWSON,
OKWUI OKPOKWASILI, LIZ SARGENT,
KANEZA SCHAAL, and REBECCA WARNER,
with Aleta Findlay, HyoJu Hong, Emily Pintel,
featuring Jennifer Charles, Kitty Louise, and Kate Moran on video

SET + VIDEO DESIGN – JOSH HIGGASON & JIM FINDLAY
SOUND DESIGNJAMIE MCELHINNEY
LIGHTING DESIGN – CHRISTOPHER KUHL
COSTUME DESIGN  – ENVER CHAKARTASH
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - MAURINA LIOCE
STAGE MANAGER – TERESA HARTMANN
DRAMATURG - SISSI LIU
ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGN – MAURINA LIOCE & CHRISTINE STEVENSON

PRODUCER – JOEL BASSIN

Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience has been supported by The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Nancy Quinn Fund and Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Fund — programs of A.R.T./NY; The MacDowell Colony; a creative development residency at Mount Tremper Arts; The Performing Garage Presents which is made possible by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation; Duke Department of Theater Studies’ Theater Previews New Works Lab; Martin E. Segal Theatre Center’s Prelude.

Sounds fascinating.

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red-lipstick:

Chow Hon Lam aka Flying Mouse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) - Sky Thief, 2010     Graphic Arts

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so what did you want to do love
split his head open?
you can’t make homes out of human beings
someone should have already told you that
--Warshan Shire  (via atmosthetic)

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devidsketchbook:

Artist Yuichi Ikehata  (tumblr)

Fragment of LTM

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What I keep of you I keep in my stomach

where it is easiest to feel empty,
easiest to feel full.

After everything, don’t we get
to assign our organs these metaphors?

Because something inside the body gathers
each loss, contains it.

Call it the heart’s debris, all that we
let go of that lodges elsewhere:

Between lungs, in duodenum,
sleeping dormant in clavicle spoon.

I wouldn’t be surprised if part of me is in your spleen.

History doesn’t go anywhere,
just instills patterns into what must be

the musculature of memory—
hippocampus, thalamus, stomach, ribs.

Our bodies are crowded
with the pieces of other people

we carry with us from room to room.
Behind our knees they knot and cinch

ligaments to our previous lives,
mapping each way home.

--Allison Titus, “Historiography for the Body.”   (via literarymiscellany)
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I would like to make it publicly know @keeperofarestlessheart is an amazing, thoughtful person and I aspire to be worthy of her friendship.

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Posted at April 22, 2014 19:08:36 | Notes: 2

miguelmarquezoutside:

A few examples of some text recently placed on discarded furniture and appliances in various Sydney locations.

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Posted at April 22, 2014 14:49:17 | Notes: 671
You said you’d never felt
loved like an eclipse and
probably never would
again; you said I was
made of too much good
for someone like you.
You want a girl who forgets
to call and maybe I need
a guy who likes that I
remember.
--anne, too much love (via anneisrestless)
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Posted at April 22, 2014 11:20:19 | Notes: 294
And if we won’t burn together,
I’ll burn alone.
--Bret Easton Ellis  (via thatlitsite)

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liferuin:

Akuma Aizawa | Tumblr
Hotel, 2013

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Posted at April 21, 2014 12:31:35 | Notes: 27245
I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.
--Maya Angelou (via observando)
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Posted at April 21, 2014 12:29:48 | Notes: 2829

cross-connect:

Andreea ”Cigaro” Anghel born 1990 in Romania is a Bachelor of Graphic Arts (UAD Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2012) and currently studying for Master’s Degree in Experimental Graphics and Visual Arts at ASP Wroclaw, Poland.

I’m a visual artist who manipulates photos, paints and draws on various surfaces with all kinds of materials. Recently I’ve started creating installations as well.

 Facebook I DeviantArt I Flickr I Behance I Blog I Shadowness I Saatchi

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Posted at April 21, 2014 11:57:50 | Notes: 255
I get to wear a poofy dress and call it a performance about being Latina.

patytricia:

lolmythesis:

Theater and Dance, Amherst College

A quinceañera

MY LIFE HAS MEANING

This is the thesis I stage-managed and costume-designed. My life feels so complete! (Hi Paty!)

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mythologer:

Giovanni Maria Benzoni 1809-1873 . ‘Amore e Psiche’ - 1845.

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aurorium:

Poems for $.50 in a small bookstore in San Francisco 

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