LA MAMA THEATER
They are softly playing the ghostly chants of this merciless, bourgeois world disorder's victims. SHADOW OF A DRAGONWING, a trilogy of pieces searching for the courage, humility, and autonomy we need in order to reclaim our power to act rather than re-act,
to boldly counter the misanthropy of the powers that be with philanthropy and a global sense of responsibility.
DUST IN MY WINGS // ANCESTRAL SHADOWS// DRAGON BLOOD
Sierra Kay Powell, Amanda Egan, Giacomo Bavutti, Hope K. Ruth, Wilma Casal
Aikido Artist: Jonathan Wilde
Singer: Olga Gerobaj
Guest Actor: David Bennent
Lighting Design created with Taylor Frith-Brown
Visual Artist: ann CAZ.L
Music by G.I. Gurdjieff, Georgette Dee, Dorian Wallace, Goran Bregović, Björk, Pat Metheny, Ed 2000
Directed by Wilma Casal
Broadway World / Off-Off-Broadway:
"..Casal had several questions in mind as she and her collaborators created Shadow of a Dragon Wing: How do we succeed in breaking out of social patterns in which women still play an inferior role? What responsibility do media and culture bear? What are the sources of fear-inducing populist ideas? Dust in My Wings addresses the growing prevalence of fascist leaders and governments around the world, with actor David Bennent performing a speech of the iconic film The Great Dictator. Ancestral Shadows, which imagines three women in the mirror seeing their female ancestors, aims to show women's struggle to free themselves from traditional roles. Dragon Blood is a feminist retelling of the epic tale The Song of the Nibelungs and a reflection on moral responsibility."