A Resource for Performing Artists, Scholars and Audiences.
Time: September 18, 2012 at 8pm to September 19, 2012 at 8pm
Location: Abrons Arts Center
Street: 466 Grand Street
City/Town: New York, NY
Website or Map: http://www.abronsartscenter.o…
Event Country: france
Organized By: Adrian Saldaña
Latest Activity: Sep 12, 2012
Part of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)'s Crossing the Line 2012
Crossing the Line 2012 artist-in-residence Gérald Kurdian charmed festival audiences in 2011 with his evocative songwriting, extraordinary voice, and inventive lo-tech storytelling that challenged expectations of musical performance. The Paris-based artist returns this year with his new work, The Magic of Spectacular Theater — part of his ongoing THIS IS THE HELLO MONSTER! avant-folk music project — with stage design by Obie Award winner Philippe Quesne.
Blending performance, pop music, and magical interludes, the piece whimsically explores two prevalent contemporary views of magic: the mystical practices of sorcerers and astrologers on the one hand, and the illusionism of the more conventional conjurer on the other.
With the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès in connection with its New Settings programme, the Institut français within its Théâtre Export program, and the Consulate General of France in Quebec.