As part of the Summer Special,
CounterPULSE and the Koans and Performance Project present:
We Are Still Here
JULY 5 & 6, FRI & SAT at 8pm, 2013
We Are Still Here was born from the observation that, like the medieval Perceval, each of us has missed something crucial in our lives, an opportunity to ask a question or to reach a genuine understanding of ourselves and of the world. It might be a missed career opportunity, a lost lover, something we could have said to a friend who died young, or the simple feeling that something is lacking. Each of us has something. Recognizing the lost opportunity may be a long and painful process, but, like Perceval, once we become aware of what we have lost, we have the possibility of asking the question we have failed to ask – as long as we are still alive.
We Are Still Here is a contemporary take on the Perceval legend developed by an international ensemble in Sonoma County, CA during May, June, and July 2013. Songs, multi-percussion music, documentary video shot around Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, and scenes created by the ensemble interweave to create a music–theater essay after Perceval, in which the themes of the legend illuminate the lives of the ensemble and the world around them.
Co-directors Lukasz Korczak (Poland, collaborator of Krystian Lupa) and Asa Horvitz (USA) lead the Koans and Performance Project ensemble, comprised of Nini Julia Bang (Denmark, Teatr ZAR), Trevor Wilson (NYC-based composer and singer), Gedney Barclay (director and performer, No Face Performance Group, Philadelphia), Jes Sledge (San Diego-based designer) Robert Hope (Chicago-based actor), and Kyle Farrell (NYC-based multi-percussionist).
The group collaborated with John Tarrant Roshi of the Pacific Zen Institute, instrument builders Bart Hopkin and David Samas, and the Healdsburg Sacred Harp Singers during the process.
Project organization: Asa Horvitz, Liz Peters, Peter Bonos
When: JULY 5 & 6, FRI & SAT at 8pm, 2013
Where: CounterPULSE 1310 Mission Street @ 9th, San Francisco
Tickets: General Admission $15-20; 1-800-350-8850
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