White Witch is a new contemporary multi-media opera directed by Artichoke’s Lynn Neuman. A tale of voodoo murder and revenge, it is based on the Jamaican legend Anne Palmer, an English plantation owner notoriously known as the White Witch of Rose Hall. Annie had an overblown ego, an insatiable sexual appetite and a knowledge of voodoo gleaned from her Haitian nanny. WIth extreme hubris, she used the black arts to kill three husbands and a series of lovers and rivals, played by Artichoke Dance Company dancers entirely in video. Her remorse came too little, too late. Ultimately one of her former salve lovers used the same voodoo power to seal her fate.
WHERE: Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter norton Symphony Space, Broadway at 95th Street
TICKETS: $25 general public; $15 seniors and students. Get Tickets
Directed by: Lynn Neuman
Performed by: Christina Ascher (contralto) and Jared Soldiviero (percussion)
Written by: Brian Schoeber (composer) and Joan Ross Sorkin (libretto)              
Design: Gail Scott White  (video scenography), Haejin Han (lighting), Malinda Crump (costume), Michael Johnz (set)
This program is supported, in part by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Water Dreams in Washington Park
From our September site performance
In Development - Overflow
Overflow is Artichoke Dance Company’s current work-in-progress for the stage and continues our ecological series that use the human body as reflective tool, modeling device, and interpreter of the natural world to explore our relationship with and impact on nature. It reconfigures some principles from the traveling site-adaptive work Water Dances for the stage setting, and devises other new sections entirely. Community members join forces in the set creation, saving and gathering discardables and recyclables for one week leading up to the performance. These are incorporated into the set, a Ghost Net(work) created by artist/architect Manuel Mansylla using a reclaimed industrial fishing net into which the objects are imbedded. Each Ghost Net(work) is unique and reflects the community from which it came. Premieres spring 2015. Available for tour beginning Summer 2015.
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