Isabella's Room

Opened Dec 14, 2004
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At the venerable age of 94, Isabella is certainly entitled to her memories and the stories they evoke. Yet unlike those of her peers, Isabella's recollections surface not from her past, but from a camera projecting images directly into her brain, the product of experiments conducted by an adjacent research hospital. Isabella is blind, and her memories, imposed rather than earned, are entirely synthetic. Or are they? As conceived by the Belgian-Flemish artist Jan Lauwers and his unique international ensemble Needcompany, a dexterous balance of text, music, and dance conjures a world of alternate and actual realities, purely theatrical and visually captivating.

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