Lucinda Childs, Elevator Repair Service, Stew et al. Set for 2010 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival
Tony Award winner Stew and his band The Negro Problem will perform pieces from Passing Strange and previews of Stew's upcoming new work, Brooklyn Suite. New York-based theater troupe Elevator Repair Service will present the U.S. premiere of a theatrical version of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. Choreographer Lucinda Childs will present the Philadelphia premiere of her rarely performed 1979 piece Dance, featuring a new company of dancers seamlessly interacting with Sol LeWitt's film of the original cast and backed by a score by Philip Glass.
Other highlights will include the world premiere of Pig Iron Theatre Company's Cankerblossom; Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Romeo and Juliet; Conor Lovett starring in Samuel Beckett's First Love; the world premiere of Charlotte Ford's Chicken; Thaddeus Phillips' one-man tour-de-force ¡El Conquistador!; China's pre-eminent experimental theater artist Danny Yung; the U.S. premiere of Cédric Andrieux by French choreographer Jérôme Bel; The Bang on a Can Marathon; and the U.S. premiere of Freedom Club, a collaboration of New York-based Riot Group and Philadelphia's New Paradise Laboratories.