THE ONLY TRIBE

Genre: Other
by Rebecca Bannor-Addae

Conceived by Roland Gebhardt, this unique theatrical experience animates 80 geometric masks by Gebhart with choreography by Peter Kyle, video design by Reid Farrington, and music by Stephen Barber. Opening night is slated for December 3.

THE ONLY TRIBE is a fantasia that blends together masks, movement and sociology in an abstract interpretation of a short story by Rebecca Bannor-Addae. This mythical tale explores how identity creates relationships, stirs conflicting tribal identities, and leads to eventual chaos. The distinct geometric shapes of the masks are employed in an exploration of individual identity and the formation of group identities. Through ritualistic movement, sets of masks interact with lighting and projected images to conjure strong visual imagery while music and sound provide emotional contrast and congruency. THE ONLY TRIBE cannot be defined by style or ethnicity; rather, visual elements, sound and movement combine to create a unique theatrical experience.

About the Company: 3-Legged Dog

3-Legged Dog’s curated artist residency program identifies artists and groups on the cusp of artistic and organizational growth who can make the most use of the opportunity. The residency program gives participating artists working on large-scale ambitious experimental artworks long-term access to space, 3LD’s state-of-the art lighting, sound, video and digital control and authoring systems, as well as providing technical and administrative assistance.

Preview:   11/28/08
Open:   12/03/08
Close:   12/20/08

Schedule:
Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm
Theater:   3LD Art & Technology Ctr.
Address:   80 Greenwich Street
New York, NY
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Subway Info: Take the 1 train to Rector Street

Cost:$30 (previews $20) $15 students
Buy Tickets Online or Call: at 212-352-3101
Company: 3-Legged Dog         Official Web Site: www.3ldnyc.org.