PERFORMANCE, FILMS AND EVENTS DURING SUMMER 2017

“The Multifaceted world of Modern Movement Theatre”

Performances in May at The White Church:

Address: Wyoming Valley Church, 6348 State Road 23, Spring Green, Wisconsin 53588

1) “Footsteps in the Hallway”

Performed by 3 apprentices of the Theatre de l’Ange Fou, Ana Lopez Muro (Argentina), Nicolas Olea (Chile) and Catherine Young (USA).

Directed by Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum, this piece created during the Spring Term full Time Training Program at the White Church Theatre project, is the portrait of 3 bureaucrats from the beyond and their entangled lives.

Friday, May 26 at 7:00pm

Suggested donation $15

Performance in June in Chicago at The Physical Festival:

2) “Memory of Dust”

Theatre de l’Ange Fou

Directed by Steven Wasson, performed by Corinne Soum and Steven Wasson.

One of the latest duets of the Theatre de l’Ange Fou, “Memory of Dust” is a modernist fable on the enduring connection of two souls. Inspired by the French writer Robert Desnos, letters, papers, poems, the surrealist movement in Paris, and the Second World War, weave a timeless map on which a poet and his muse invent their destiny. “Memory of Dust” is a voyage evoking the tragic and absurd moments of life in a dream like atmosphere performance punctuated by humour and derision, a portrait of the “unknown familiar”. A unique modern movement theatre experience.

Friday June 2nd at 7pm, Saturday June 3rd at 7pm, Sunday June 4th at 5pm.

Location: "Stage 773", 1225 Belmont Avenue, Chicago, Il 60657.

For booking and information please go to: www.physicalfestival.com

Performances in July at The White Church:

3) “The Lesson” by Eugene Ionesco

Directed by Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum.

Performed by Madison actors Dee King, Gayle Grigg and young actor Fiona King. Eugene Ionesco, known as the “God Father of the Theatre of the Absurd” wrote this metaphysical farce, in which a pupil comes for her lesson in hopes of achieving her “Total Doctorate” under the guidance of a strange professor and his maid, resulting in total chaos.

July: Friday 14 (7pm), Saturday 15 (7pm), Sunday16 (2:30 pm), Monday 17 (7pm), Friday 21 (7pm), Saturday 22 (7pm), Sunday 23 (2.30pm), Monday 24 (7pm)

Suggested donation $15

4) “Idleness, Sorrow, a Friend and a Foe”

Directed and choreographed by Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum. Performed by Catherine Young.

This devised play explores the solitude of the woman poet through the intermingling of movement and text from Sappho, Dickinson, Stein and Parker.

July: Friday 28 (7pm), Saturday 29 (7pm)

Suggested donation $15

Performances in August at The White Church:

5) “The Lesson” by Eugene Ionesco

Directed by Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum.

Performed by Madison actors Dee King, Gayle Grigg and young actor Fiona King. Eugene Ionesco, known as the “God Father of the Theatre of the Absurd” wrote this metaphysical farce, in which a pupil comes for her lesson in hopes of achieving her “Total Doctorate” under the guidance of a strange professor and his maid, resulting in total chaos.

August: Saturday 12 (7pm), Sunday 13 (2.30pm)

Suggested donation $15

6) “The Aisling” (Story Telling)

Written and Performed by Cecilia Farran.
Directed by Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum.

There is an ancient myth telling of Sophia, the prime creator, dreaming the universe into being Cecilia’s expressive voice extols the beauty of that dream, and paints a wordscape reminder: we are the dreamers, we are the dream.

August: Friday 18 (7pm), Saturday 19 (7pm), Sunday 20 (2.30 pm)

Suggested donation $15

7) “Bluebeard Through the Looking-Glass Darkly”

Created and Directed by Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum.
Performed by Kanopy Dance Company, directors Lisa Thurrell and Robert Cleary.

Like all fairy tales, Blue Beard is an expression of the collective unconscious, and offers a possible understanding of universal patterns in the human psyche. It depicts the dance and the dynamics between the two grand archetypal forces, the masculine and the feminine. Using all the resources of modern movement theatre, Wasson and Soum are inventing for Kanopy Dance Company a voyage, punctuated by humor and derision, through the labyrinth of Bluebeard’s mind.

Following the success of “A Strange Day for Mister K.” and “Good Morning Mister K.”, this will be the third work created by the Theatre de l’Ange Fou for Kanopy Dance Company.

August: Saturday 26 (4.30pm and 7pm), Sunday 27 (2.30pm)

Suggested Donation $15

Film in September at The White Church:

8) “The Penelope Complex” Parts 1 and 2

Written and directed by Steven Wasson.

This film was shot over a period of five years in the London Studio of the Theatre de l’Ange fou, and on location throughout England, France, Japan and Wisconsin. The Penelope Complex is part of The Theatre de l’Ange Fou’s exploration of mythological themes.

The film uses the resources offered by movement theatre with a cast of 25 actors trained by the Theatre de l’Ange Fou. The adventures of Ulysses are transposed into the confines of  “The House of Ithaca Asylum for the Mythologically Deranged” under the care of the mysterious Doctor Ahriman.

The different landscapes are the many beds of the asylum, inmates and the asylum personnel personify the gods and the demons, and the sea is an ocean of yesterday’s newspaper. This surrealistic choreography, with a colorful soundscape, looks to be performed by long forgotten characters of the silent screen.

September: Saturday 2 (7pm), Saturday 16 (7pm), Saturday 23 (7pm)

Suggested Donation $15

Performances in September in Madison at The Broom Street Theatre:

9) “The Lesson” by Eugene Ionesco

Directed by Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum.

Performed by Madison actors Dee King, Gayle Grigg and young actor Fiona King. Eugene Ionesco, known as the “God Father of the Theatre of the Absurd” wrote this metaphysical farce, in which a pupil comes for her lesson in hopes of achieving her “Total Doctorate” under the guidance of a strange professor and his maid, resulting in total chaos.

September: Thursday 7 (8pm), Friday 8 (8pm), Saturday 9 (8pm), Sunday 10 (2pm)

Location: The Broom Street Theatre
For more information about location and tickets, please go to: www.bstonline.org

10) “Idleness, Sorrow, a Friend and a Foe”

Directed and choreographed by Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum. Performed by Catherine Young.

This devised play explores the solitude of the woman poet through the intermingling of movement and text from Sappho, Dickinson, Stein and Parker.

September: Thursday 7 (8pm), Friday 8 (8pm), Saturday 9 (8pm), Sunday 10 (2pm)
All performances follow "The Lesson"

Location: The Broom Street Theatre
For more information about location and tickets, please go to: www.bstonline.org

Other performances to be announced soon!