"Choreographer Catherine Galasso uses Cesar Pelli's staircase as a singular stage."
Gia Kourlas, The New York Times
With Of Granite and Glass (Palm Springz) we transformed Cesar Pelli's grand marble staircase into a dramatic backdrop for a performance evoking failed spring breaks, ecstatic dance rituals, and sacred StairMaster routines.
This work was created on site, in collaboration with performers Doug LeCours, Jordan D. Lloyd, Ambika Raina and Mei Yamanaka, with music by Dave Cerf, lights by Robert Henderson, and costumes by Karen Boyer.
Our stellar team also included Tara Sheena as Creative Producer, Kirsten Schnittker as Stage Manager, Kate Athol as rehearsal assistant, and Sam Crawford as sound supervisor.
The piece included a supporting cast of Kate Athol, Abram Blau, John Gutierrez, Ryan Hudzik, Kayla Juntilla, Beckett Melville, Tyaela Nieves, Oliver Prose, Emery Schaffer, Keith McDermott and Atlas Green.
Of Granite and Glass (Palm Springz) opened the 2018 River To River Festival, and was co-commissioned by Arts Brookfield and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
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