07 Nov

Avalon

Opera haunts and Rock-n’-Roll taunts. Throbbing hip-hop seduces elegant ballerinas amid creations of imagination.

Experience the magic of Avalon. Redefining theater experience by creating a world of colliding opposites. Avalon weaves Arthurian folklore into urban reality, with all it’s love, lust, hate, and good vs. evil. The audience follows an ensemble cast of actors, dancers, aerialists, and musicians through a vision quest. The quest for the ultimate answers experienced directly through the many different art forms. Communicating an energy more than an idea, and allowing the audience to feel their own conclusion.

Although Avalon is based on folklore, the performance seeks to evoke the passions of the time rather than tell an actual story. Christianity in conflict with the ancient ways, earthly desires struggle with a new morality. Avalon incorporates the traditional characters of the Arthurian legend – Arthur, Gwenyviere, Merlin, Lady of the Lake – with mythological creatures including sirens, a faun, and many other fantastical creations.

Avalon features contemporary dance enlivened by hip-hop and ballet accents. Dancers and circus performers take to the air on trapezes, ropes, and lengths of silk hung from high overhead. Actors banter and recite poetry amid elaborately imaginative creatures. All are brought to life by spectacular costumes and engaging original music performed by an exquisite opera singer, a chanting priestess, and an industrial rock band performing on stilts.

Experience the magic of Avalon. Redefining theater experience by creating a world of colliding opposites. Avalon weaves Arthurian folklore into urban reality, with all it’s love, lust, hate, and good vs. evil. The audience follows an ensemble cast of actors, dancers, aerialists, and musicians through a vision quest. The quest for the ultimate answers experienced directly through the many different art forms. Communicating an energy more than an idea, and allowing the audience to feel their own conclusion.

Although Avalon is based on folklore, the performance seeks to evoke the passions of the time rather than tell an actual story. Christianity in conflict with the ancient ways, earthly desires struggle with a new morality. Avalon incorporates the traditional characters of the Arthurian legend – Arthur, Gwenyviere, Merlin, Lady of the Lake – with mythological creatures including sirens, a faun, and many other fantastical creations.

Avalon features contemporary dance enlivened by hip-hop and ballet accents. Dancers and circus performers take to the air on trapezes, ropes, and lengths of silk hung from high overhead. Actors banter and recite poetry amid elaborately imaginative creatures. All are brought to life by spectacular costumes and engaging original music performed by an exquisite opera singer, a chanting priestess, and an industrial rock band performing on stilts.