Walking Iris (work-in-progress)


Walking Iris is an evening-length puppet/dance work co-created with Patti Bradshaw featuring puppets by Wendy Froud, Williams, and Bradshaw as well as prosthetic costumes by Andrew Jordan, Bradshaw, and Williams. Inspired by botanical wonders such as the walking iris (Neomarica gracilis), winged immortals including the Greek goddess Iris (personification of the rainbow), the Harpies and (sisters of  Iris) and the Boreads (or wind brothers), as well as the mysterious “Ladies in Blue” fresco found in the Minoan palace of Knossos on the island of Crete, the piece is set to fictitious reconstructions of ancient Greek music by Atrium Musicae as well as a soundscape created and performed live by composer John Dyer. The piece as a whole aims to present a meditation on the world of the unseen, the seemingly fleeting nature of time, and the natural cycles of plant life, seasons, and cultures that, like everything, come into being, abide for a time, dissolve, and begin again.

 



*This clip is an excerpt from the work-in-progress.


*This clip is an excerpt from the work-in-progress.


*This clip is an excerpt from the work-in-progress.

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