THURSDAY, JUNE 20 @ 7:30PM
Christ Church Neighborhood House, Philadelphia
a choral-theater work over three years in the making
in collaboration with Klockriketeatern and composer Robert Maggio
Who are we? Where are we going? Anywhere? Nowhere?
Finally, the work to which the entire season leads: Aniara: fragments of time and space. Based on the novel by Nobel Prize-winner Harry Martinson, Aniara follows the physical and emotional voyage of a group that has left a dying earth; thrown permanently off course, their spaceship is headed toward the constellation Lyra, forever. Aniara explores our relationship to one another, to Earth, and to the passage of time. Another milestone in The Crossing’s ongoing question, “Who are we; why do we do what we do?”
Erika Turunen, costume design
Joonas Tikkanen, stage design
Nick Tipp, sound design
Robert Maggio, composer
Dan Henriksson and Donald Nally, artistic directors
Antti Silvennoinen, Bejing Opera performer and choreographer
Major support for Aniara has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Klockriketeatern is a nomadic theater company led by artistic director Dan Henriksson that collaborates with new partners and artists from various countries, in different spaces, working in several languages, and continuing stories about contemporary vagabonds and trails outside the norms of societies. Established in 1991 in Helsinki, their name is drawn from Harry Martinson’s Vägen till Klockrike (The Road).