From 18 Stanzas Sung to a Tatar Reed Whistle
- Ts’ai Yen, circa 200 AD
This new work, a dramatization of a Chinese epic poem written by the woman poet Ts’ai Yen in 200 AD, tells of a young Han woman’s life in a desert Nomad camp after her abduction by the victorious Tatars.
Conceived and constructed by Hanne Tierney . music composed and performed by Jane Wang . video art by Hannah Wasileski . light design by Trevor Brown . voice by Rachel Lu . direction by Phil Soltanoff.
Constructed, stiffened Chinese robes, aluminum siding, roofing material and burlap tents are manipulated into movement and gesture through a performing system of 80 strings by Brook Van Hensbergen and Hanne Tierney.
The work will be on exhibit during gallery hours at FiveMyles in Brooklyn from Sept. 19 – Oct. 5, 2019, and transformed into performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm.
This work was made possible thanks to the support of the Jim Henson Foundation.
To see a video of the 15 min. self-performing theater piece Baby, said Alice B. Toklos. . . installed and performed at the Knockdown Center in Queens in 2016, click here.