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Find My Way Home, which was commissioned by and premiered at Dance Theater Workshop in 1988 and is presented through New York Live Arts' Replay Series, is a theatrical dance narrative based on the Greek tragedy Orpheus and Eurydice set in Depression-era America. This multimedia performance relocates the legendary god of music Orpheus, played by John Kelly, to an early 20th century radio crooner in a modern, deconstructed retelling of this classic myth about love and loss. The work blends visual tableaux, movement, film and music, including Depression-era songs, French cabaret, and excerpts from Gluck's Baroque opera Orfeo ed Eurydice, originally written for male castrato voice, adapted for the work and sung by Kelly in his signature countertenor. A deeply personal piece in Kelly's oeuvre, created at the height of the AIDS epidemic, Find My Way Home is a metaphorical work that re-imagines human suffering and how one copes with death.

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