Goat Island Performance Group When will the September roses bloom?
When will the September roses bloom?
"Richly poetic."--Chicago Reader
Interdisciplinary collaborative ensemble Goat Island Performance Group's new work, When will the September roses bloom?, questions our place in a damaged world and our aptitude at repairing it.
Chicago-based Goat Island Performance Group is an interdisciplinary collaborative ensemble whose eight members have earned an international reputation with their evocative projects blending text, movement, and resonant imagery.
Starting with the question "How do you repair?" Goat Island's new performance mines diverse sources for its dance/movement sequences, theatrical scenes, and texts. The poetry of Paul Celan provides the work's title, employed alongside other source materials including the 1928 silent film The Wind, the history of teaching the alphabet in America, and household repair manuals. In this piece, Goat Island questions our place in a damaged world and our aptitude at repairing it.
To develop this work, the group is using the resources of a multiweek creative residency on campus that incorporates extensive interactions with Ohio State students involved in theater, visual arts, dance, and literature. These three work-in-progress performances conclude the residency.
Presented by Ohio State's Departments of Art and Theatre in the College of the Arts and the Wexner Center.
Co-commissioned by Ohio State's Departments of Art and Theatre in the College of the Arts and the Wexner Center, Performing Arts Chicago, Arnolfini (UK), Dance 4 (UK), New Moves International (UK), and Kampnagel (Germany).
Admission$14 students (tickets required)
$8 senior citizens
The Wexner Center is a member of the National Performance Network comprised of arts organizations located throughout the United States. The NPN and this presentation of Goat Island Performance Group have been made possible with major funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).
This presentation is also supported by Altria Group, Inc. and the Heartland Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from General Mills Foundation, Land O'Lakes Foundation, Sprint Corporation, and the Ohio Arts Council.
It is also funded in part by the OSU Student Impact Grant, the Departments of Theatre and Art, and the College of the Arts.
Major support for the Wexner Center's 2003-04 performing arts season is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Support for the theater season is provided by Altria Group, Inc.
Additional season support is provided by the Ohio Arts Council and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.