Children of babel
Children of Babel is the third installment in 4 Recurring Dreams, a tetralogy of evening length dances that explore the nature of recurring dreams and opens up new dialogues on timely themes such as migration, exodus, and transformation.
Inspired by the invisible radio wars between the United States and Cuba since 1959 and mythopoetic research into personal dreams and stories of one family’s migration from Cuba during the Mariel Boatlift of 1980, Children of Babel takes its audience and performers into a vivid sand filled landscape where the voices of a country pulled apart echo 90 miles in all directions.
Direction and Choreography: Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves - Choreography created in collaboration with performers
Rehearsal and Production Assistant: London Brison
Performers: London Brison, Robin Neveu Brown, Juliana Pongutá Forero, Jonathan Hsu, Colette Krogol, Shanice Mason, Matt Reeves, and Mei Yamanaka
Lighting Design: Peter Leibold
Costume Design: Robert Croghan
Original Music Score: Dylan Glatthorn
Sound Design: Matt Reeves
Stage Manager: Tarythe Albrect
Run Time: 70 minutes
Premiere: 2020, Dance Place
**Orange Grove Dance's world premiere of Children of Babel is supported by The Carla Fund for Choreography and Performance, established by the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation, and Joe’s Movement Emporium’s Creative Residency.