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October 20, 2015

Villa Theater Lab Returns with New Performances that Blend Humor, Dance, Song and Video


Theatre Movement Bazaar presents SUBLIMINAL

Friday-Sunday, November 20-22, 2015
At the Getty Villa



MEDIA CONTACTS:    
Desiree Zenowich
Getty Communications
(310) 440-7304
dzenowich@getty.edu


LOS ANGELES — This fall the Villa Theater Lab returns with Theatre Movement Bazaar’s new performance work SUBLIMINAL. Merging humor, dance, song and video, the performance is inspired by the ancient legend of Cassandra, the Trojan princess who is granted the gift of prophecy and the curse of never being believed.

Three men are stuck on a submarine deep in the subarctic. Like the Greeks inside the Trojan Horse, they are waiting—waiting for word from their superiors to strike, deliver their payload, seal a mining catastrophe, prevent a global environmental disaster, and become heroes. But Home Base is withholding information and a mysterious woman is infiltrating their closed quarters. Is she there from the past? Is she a hallucination? A glimpse into their future? The crew's struggle to succeed in their mission is subverted by their own inner struggles in this psychological drama of regret and desire.

Theatre Movement Bazaar is a company dedicated to creating original performance works merging dance, theatre, and cinema, heightening physicality and remixing theatre forms to create provocative story-telling. The company strives to reinvigorate theatre for contemporary audiences. TMB began in 1997 as a collaboration between director/choreographer/performer Tina Kronis, and mechanical engineer/writer/filmmaker Richard Alger. In collaboration with many talented artists, the Los Angeles-based company has produced 22 original works, garnering critical attention across the U.S., U.K., and Asia.

The performances will take place in the Auditorium at the Getty Villa on Friday, November 20, at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 21, at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, November 22, at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased by calling 310-440-7300 or online at here.

Created by Tina Kronis, Richard Alger, and Jeff Webster
Directed and choreographed by Tina Kronis
Text by Richard Alger
Scenic and sound design by Jeff Webster
Costume design by Ellen McCartney
Video design by Hana Sooyeong Kim
Lighting design by Michael Gend
Music direction by Wes Myers
Ensemble: Tina Kronis, Mark Skeens, Richard Alger, and Jeff Webster
 
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