Nov
19
Sat
“Asterion” by the Ghost Road Co. and “ZAR” theatre from Wroclaw @ The Auditorium at the Getty Villa
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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Asterion

Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 3:00 and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Admission: $7/person

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The Ghost Road Company presents Asterion, a 90-minute performance inspired by the myth of the Minotaur. Returning from a sort of exile, battle weary Asterion faces a strange homecoming full of veiled intentions and twisted familial bonds. In this world of shadows, he must face his demons as those closest to him fan the flames of his monstrousness. This visceral, physical, and poetic retelling, conceived by Katharine Noon, reflects the recent work of the ensemble with the Polish theater company Teatr ZAR and includes two of its performers.

Last July the Ghost Road Company traveled to Wroclaw, Poland to collaborate with Teatr ZAR. The company was introduced to Teatr ZAR performers Aleksandra Kotecka and Tomasz Wierzbowski and ZAR’s beautiful space at Na Grobli where they lived and worked. Over the next two weeks the two companies pursued intensive training in polyphonic singing to create new instrumental and vocal music for Asterion. In September, Kotecka and Wierzbowski came to Los Angeles to continue working on the new musical elements and integrating them into the piece.

This collaboration, though focused on music, has altered Ghost Road’s focus and energy in the overall performance of Asterion. In order to incorporate the singing and music the company had to find a way for the intensity of speaking, waiting, and listening to flow from the singing and be an extension of it in order to establish wholeness and integrity throughout. This process not only influenced this work but will continue to influence Ghost Road’s work in the future.

The Ghost Road Company is one of Los Angeles’s premiere theater ensembles dedicated to the creation of new work for the stage. In its own words: The ensemble scavenges the current social landscape for objects, language and images that are, in turn, informed by the ensemble’s individual experiences of the world, creating something surprising and unexpected. The world of the piece is the piece itself, in which the “everyday” transforms into unexpected realizations and epiphanies about the nature of truth and possibility in the world at large.

The focus of Ghost Road’s work is on dynamic re-imaginings of classic plays, myths, and works of literature as well as the creation of wholly original pieces. Their work is created and premiered in Los Angeles then frequently toured nationally and internationally. In addition, the company hosts other American and international ensembles, helping them share their methods of new work development and, when possible, collaborating with these artists in the creation of new work.

“Asterion” by the Ghost Road Co. and “ZAR” theatre from Wroclaw @ The Auditorium at the Getty Villa
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

zar

Asterion

Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 3:00 and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Admission: $7/person

***

The Ghost Road Company presents Asterion, a 90-minute performance inspired by the myth of the Minotaur. Returning from a sort of exile, battle weary Asterion faces a strange homecoming full of veiled intentions and twisted familial bonds. In this world of shadows, he must face his demons as those closest to him fan the flames of his monstrousness. This visceral, physical, and poetic retelling, conceived by Katharine Noon, reflects the recent work of the ensemble with the Polish theater company Teatr ZAR and includes two of its performers.

Last July the Ghost Road Company traveled to Wroclaw, Poland to collaborate with Teatr ZAR. The company was introduced to Teatr ZAR performers Aleksandra Kotecka and Tomasz Wierzbowski and ZAR’s beautiful space at Na Grobli where they lived and worked. Over the next two weeks the two companies pursued intensive training in polyphonic singing to create new instrumental and vocal music for Asterion. In September, Kotecka and Wierzbowski came to Los Angeles to continue working on the new musical elements and integrating them into the piece.

This collaboration, though focused on music, has altered Ghost Road’s focus and energy in the overall performance of Asterion. In order to incorporate the singing and music the company had to find a way for the intensity of speaking, waiting, and listening to flow from the singing and be an extension of it in order to establish wholeness and integrity throughout. This process not only influenced this work but will continue to influence Ghost Road’s work in the future.

The Ghost Road Company is one of Los Angeles’s premiere theater ensembles dedicated to the creation of new work for the stage. In its own words: The ensemble scavenges the current social landscape for objects, language and images that are, in turn, informed by the ensemble’s individual experiences of the world, creating something surprising and unexpected. The world of the piece is the piece itself, in which the “everyday” transforms into unexpected realizations and epiphanies about the nature of truth and possibility in the world at large.

The focus of Ghost Road’s work is on dynamic re-imaginings of classic plays, myths, and works of literature as well as the creation of wholly original pieces. Their work is created and premiered in Los Angeles then frequently toured nationally and internationally. In addition, the company hosts other American and international ensembles, helping them share their methods of new work development and, when possible, collaborating with these artists in the creation of new work.

Nov
20
Sun
“Asterion” by the Ghost Road Co. and “ZAR” theatre from Wroclaw @ The Auditorium at the Getty Villa
Nov 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

zar

Asterion

Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 3:00 and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Admission: $7/person

***

The Ghost Road Company presents Asterion, a 90-minute performance inspired by the myth of the Minotaur. Returning from a sort of exile, battle weary Asterion faces a strange homecoming full of veiled intentions and twisted familial bonds. In this world of shadows, he must face his demons as those closest to him fan the flames of his monstrousness. This visceral, physical, and poetic retelling, conceived by Katharine Noon, reflects the recent work of the ensemble with the Polish theater company Teatr ZAR and includes two of its performers.

Last July the Ghost Road Company traveled to Wroclaw, Poland to collaborate with Teatr ZAR. The company was introduced to Teatr ZAR performers Aleksandra Kotecka and Tomasz Wierzbowski and ZAR’s beautiful space at Na Grobli where they lived and worked. Over the next two weeks the two companies pursued intensive training in polyphonic singing to create new instrumental and vocal music for Asterion. In September, Kotecka and Wierzbowski came to Los Angeles to continue working on the new musical elements and integrating them into the piece.

This collaboration, though focused on music, has altered Ghost Road’s focus and energy in the overall performance of Asterion. In order to incorporate the singing and music the company had to find a way for the intensity of speaking, waiting, and listening to flow from the singing and be an extension of it in order to establish wholeness and integrity throughout. This process not only influenced this work but will continue to influence Ghost Road’s work in the future.

The Ghost Road Company is one of Los Angeles’s premiere theater ensembles dedicated to the creation of new work for the stage. In its own words: The ensemble scavenges the current social landscape for objects, language and images that are, in turn, informed by the ensemble’s individual experiences of the world, creating something surprising and unexpected. The world of the piece is the piece itself, in which the “everyday” transforms into unexpected realizations and epiphanies about the nature of truth and possibility in the world at large.

The focus of Ghost Road’s work is on dynamic re-imaginings of classic plays, myths, and works of literature as well as the creation of wholly original pieces. Their work is created and premiered in Los Angeles then frequently toured nationally and internationally. In addition, the company hosts other American and international ensembles, helping them share their methods of new work development and, when possible, collaborating with these artists in the creation of new work.