The Tragedy of Maria Macabre is a theatrical dance piece inspired by 19th century European Circus imagery, silent horror films, and el Dia de los Muertos. The story begins at the end of the life of our twisted heroine, Miss Macabre. Upon dying, Maria Macabre is not granted eternal slumber, but instead a whirling, kaleidoscopic carnival of horrors: a morbid funhouse where humanity is stripped away and a permanent place in the gruesome chorus line is all but assured. Arriving in the land of the dead, Maria Macabre is greeted by the King and the Queen of the Dead, and many other ghoulish Hades-Dwellers including a maniacal Ringmistress, a Beauty Queen burnt to a crisp, a menacing French Clown, and three skeletal Mariachis.
The Tragedy of Maria Macabre was first developed through an Emerging Artists Grant from the Field in Association with the Tides Foundation. Excerpts of The Tragedy of Maria Macabre have been performed at the Kitchen, La MaMa, DUMBO DANCE Festival, the LES Festival at Theater for the New City, the premiere of Banzai! At the Red Lotus Room, the House of Yes, and the Bushwick Site Fest at 3rd Ward. The first full-length production debuted in March 2010 at Dixon Place to a sold out audience, and was encored at the Access Theater and at DCTV as part of the Lower Manhattan Art League’s Spring Downtown Gala.
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