Playing Time: 75 minutes | Playing Space: 5×4 meters, 14×12 feet | Genre: Dance Theatre
Epiphany is a two act presentation which honors the genius of two great composers, Antonio Vivaldi and Leonard Bernstein. The first act, performed to the music of Vivaldi, focuses on a solo dancer who brings to the stage a montage in dance and mime of The Gloria. Spiked with miniature vignettes along with the poetry of T.S. Eliot, Emily Dickinson and Frederich Nietzsche, The Gloria takes on new layers of enjoyment and perception. Rapidly changing costumes and innovative physical styles create moments of stunning beauty, mingled with clever humor and stark emotion.
Providing a defining contrast for the audience, the second act interprets Leonard Bernstein’s, The Kaddish. The solo performer enacts a powerful portrayal of the image of God in man, who questions the faithfulness of God to keep His promise to bring the Kingdom of Heaven upon the earth. Dramatic text and a unique integration of corporeal mime and dance contribute to the possibility of a true epiphany for the audience.