Ich, Kürbisgeist

The Chocolate Factory
5-49 49th Ave, New York, NY 11101
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Big Dance Theater installs their signature blend of performance, text, dance, and visual design into The Chocolate Factory's crypt-like basement for a strangely comedic, raw, theatrical contemplation of language itself. A harsh, quasi-medieval locale facing destruction is populated by a community speaking a rigorous, specific, and completely invented language. Five absurdly fearful and doomed characters sing, dance, and harvest pumpkin seeds. Every word is semi-recognizable: an amalgam of English, Swedish, German - and Sid Ceasar. The language is as tough and unforgiving as the windswept, uncultivated landscape. Ich, Kürbisgeist is directed by Paul Lazar, co-directed/choreographed by Annie-B Parson. Written by Sibyl Kempson. Performed by Tymberly Canale, Eric Dyer, Molly Hickok, Paul Lazar, Kourtney Rutherford.

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