La MaMa Blogs: Video Teaser for PROPHETIKA: AN ORATORIO

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Part theatrical event, part visual art installation, part ritual ceremony, Prophetika: An Oratorio proposes a mythical cosmology of colliding reflections on freedom and a view of the current state of our world. Inspired by Harriet Tubman’s journey from enslavement to liberation; the cosmic philosophies and improvisational style of Sun Ra; Alice Coltrane’s consciousness rising devotional music and the mysterious invading black monoliths in Stanley Kubrick’s classic sci-fi film 2001: Space Odyssey. It unfolds as a countdown to tomorrow, a road map to human destiny, a quest for the infinite from within.

La MaMa presents
An Oratorio

Prophetika: An Oratorio is a journey into the rebel soul presented through a fractured lens, atheatrical kaleidoscope, using found ethnographic images, darkness and light, pre­recordedsounds, live music and compositions of mysterious physical collaging. Powerful and potent 
images of blackness, prophetic and profane, terror and beautiful emerge as an Escher­like torrent  out of the darkness into the light, out of the silence to be heard.

Concept/Direction - Charlotte Brathwaite
Composer/Pianist - Courtney Bryan
Featuring - Jadele McPherson, Brandee Younger, Courtney Bryan, Justin Hicks

March 20, 2015 - April 05, 2015

The Club @ La MaMa
74A East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $18 Adults/$13 Students/Seniors; ten tickets priced at $10 each are available to every performance, in advance only, via web/phone/box office.

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

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