Today is the exciting start of the next phase of BELLONA, Destroyer of Cities adapted by Jay Scheib from Samuel R. Delaney’s science fiction epic Dhalghren.
We first performed BELLONA at The Kitchen, April 1-10, 2010. This time around we have been invited to debut the show for French audiences at the EXIT Festival in Paris this coming March!
More exciting news to come!
Tickets are on sale now in both Paris and in Boston for “Bellona, Destroyer of Cities” a featured presentation of the MIT 150th, Festival of Art Science and Technology.
Adapted and Directed by Jay Scheib from Samuel R. Delany’s Science Fiction masterwork “Dhalgren” — “Bellona” will be featured in the Exit Festival at Maison des Arts Creteil (Paris) March 17, 18, 19 followed by a run at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston May 13, 14, 15, 2011 Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston) May 13 – 15, 2011 / Maison des Arts, Creteil (Paris) March 17, 18, 19, 2011.
Description: Following the critically acclaimed, Obie Award-winning first installment of Jay Scheib’s performance trilogy Simulated Cities/Simulated Systems, The Kitchen in New York presented the world premiere of part two, “Bellona, Destroyer of Cities,” a new theater work based on Samuel R. Delany’s celebrated science fiction novel “Dhalgren.” Scheib combines passages from the novel with original material, movement sequences, and live video to trace several intertwining plotlines driven by a group of characters with shifting identities. Set in a city after a cataclysmic event, “Bellona, Destroyer of Cities” draws on the labyrinthine world imagined by Delany to express the intricate and at times abstract delineations of race, gender, and sexuality today. Featuring: Sarita Choudhury, Caleb Hammond, Mikéah Ernest Jennings, Jon Morris, Ayesha Ngaujah, Tanya Selvaratnam, and Natalie Thomas. The show features scenic and lighting design by Peter Ksander, costume design by Oana Botez-Ban, sound design by Catherine McCurry, video design by Josh Higgason with Carrie Mae Weems and Jay Scheib. Additional Photography by Carrie Mae Weems; Frederic Boehle is Assistant Director; ArKtype/Thomas O. Kriegsmann, Tour Producer; Tanya Selvaratnam, Producer. More information here: http://www.jayscheib.com/bellona/