ONEWORD - an extended poetree, written and performed by GAIL LANGSTROTH. ONEWORD will play a unique role in the New York International Fringe Festival, as Gail Langstroth is the first eurythmist to ever perform in the festival. She performed in New York in 1978 with the Eurythmeum Stuttgart at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. 30 years later, Gail Langstroth returns with her gripping solo performance. ONEWORD will be performed at Theatres at 45–The Lafayette Street Theatre (45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette).
'tis the tale about how the brown Armenian Nut tried in vain
to kiss the yellow grain of Russian Corn
Courageous, witty, eloquent, and vivid, Gail Langstroth dances the story of her life in ONEWORD - an extended poetree. This choreographed work, based on speech and performance, addresses the question how do I become...who I am?
American poet, internationally acclaimed eurythmist, and performing artist, Gail Langstroth, uses key events in her life as inspiration for her creations—stories of the Armenian Nut, the Russian Corn, the Connecticut Mannequin, Montana Dump Trucks, and Raving Nuns. Combining these with her own expressive dance theatre, she narrates crucial moments experienced through her life journey.
It is her journey, it is our journey, as the artist associates themes of childhood, loneliness, love, desire, and freedom. Sometimes light heartedly, sometimes in greater depth, memories are re-examined and lived. Experiences both real and imagined create the manuscript for this gripping solo performance. Added to that, Langstroth's clear recitation and poetic speech open a new dimension in listening.
ONEWORD – an eventful life in Movement and Spoken Word.
The production is managed by Marta Stemberger. Michael Lounsbery is the stage technician.
Saturday, August 9th at 12:15 pm
Sunday, August 10th at 7:45 pm
Wednesday, August 13th at 3:00 pm
Friday, August 15th at 8:00 pm
Tuesday, August 19th at 5:15 pm
Theater: Lafayette Street Theatre
Address: 45 Bleecker Street (at Lafayette St
Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Seniors
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After receiving her diploma as a performer and teacher of Eurythmy from Else Klink, Das Eurythmeum, Stuttgart, Germany (1976), she became a member of the Stuttgart Stage Group, performing worldwide for the following eight years. In 1984, she moved to Santander, Spain, where she began consolidating her work as a poet and performer, concentrating on the guitar and the Spanish language as inspiration for her artistic expression.
Collaborating with international artists in North and South America, Spain, Canada, Germany, Russia and Romania, original productions include: DAWN, a performance based on the Book of Revelation, Light Cracks, Aripa frinta, en el fondo del aire, EL CAMINO, Elegiacs I and II, BACHVARIANTEN, SIEGELWORTE, and OPUS 131. Rivelets, a program based on her own poetic work, was awarded 1st Prize in Teatro La Scala Competition, Basel, Switzerland (2002).
An intensive study at the Priest Seminary of the Christian Community, Hamburg, Germany (2002-2005), deepened her perception of "The Word, Its Source and Substance," providing a renewed inspiration for her performing and writing. She is also known as a tri-lingual lecturer on: Juan Ramón Jiménez, Roots of the New Movement Art Eurythmy, and The Unicorn Tapestries.
After 38 years of experience as an international performer and teacher, Langstroth brings her joy and artistic vision to New York City.