The Commons Choir: mayday heyday parfait (Premiere)
The Commons Choir will premiere a new work, mayday heyday parfait, which sets humanity’s troubles and highest aspirations to song, dance, and poetry, exploring the human capacity for empathy across difference. A diverse cast of 15 weaves a multi-layered narrative in complex musical harmonies and highly personal movement—from the violence of history that brought us to where we are now, to a way forward where individuals follow their own paths and yet still feel their connection to others. Like the title whimsically references: mayday (distress signal, request for help) heyday (period of great success) parfait (French: perfect; layered concoction), our stories and our histories are irreducible and interdependent. Our collective force may be strong if we can find a way to undiscover ourselves and meet again.
Performed by: Sylvestre Akakpo, Martita Abril, Massimiliano Balduzzi, Ilona Bito, Yoon Sun Choi, Lydia Chrisman, Daria Faïn, Ichi Go, Alvaro Gonzales Dupuy, Antígona González, Michael Ingle, Aram Jibilian, Robert Kocik, Anaïs Maviel, Saúl Ulerio, Jean Carla Rodea.
General Admission: Seated