A meditation on loss, memory and life in the context of the Jewish Holocaust,1939-1945. Duet created and performed with Sean Ryan. Music by John Zorn. Commissioned by On The Boards’ Northwest New Works, Seattle, April 1999. Performed by invitation at the Ballhaus Naunynstrasse in a shared program with choreographer Manuela Fischer, Berlin, Germany, January 2000.
The Berlin performance features a duet with Sean Ryan and myself that opens the piece. This did does not appear in the earlier Seattle performance. The following video from Berlin was shot in low light during performance and then translated from PAL to NTSC. Please enjoy the “soft” image.
An earlier version of the work, performed at On the Boards in Seattle, has a different shape and narrative, including performance by Leeran Raphaely, then about 9 years old. The video quality is better here.