Friday, October 14, 2011

This Month's Title Photo

This month's title photo comes from Rachel Klein’s The Tragedy of Maria Macabre, a dance piece which will be performed at the Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street between Avenues A and B) October 20-30; Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 5pm.  This striking photo is by Beau Alluli.

Megan O'Conner & Eric Schmalenberger in The Tragedy of Maria Macabre
Photo by Beau Alluli

The Tragedy of Maria Macabre is a theatrical dance piece inspired by 19th century European Circus imagery, silent horror films, and el Dia de los Muertos. The story begins at the end of the life of our twisted heroine, Miss Macabre. Upon dying, Maria Macabre is not granted eternal slumber, but instead a whirling, kaleidoscopic carnival of horrors: a morbid funhouse where humanity is stripped away and a permanent place in the gruesome chorus line is all but assured. Arriving in the land of the dead, Maria Macabre is greeted by the King and the Queen of the Dead, and many other ghoulish Hades-Dwellers including a maniacal Ringmistress, a Beauty Queen burnt to a crisp, a menacing French Clown, and three skeletal Mariachis.

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