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Four Larks' Orpheus is an immersive theatre event staged in a secret location in downtown Los Angeles. A dozen performer-musicians will lead you through a mythic maze and across an electric desert, in this physically-charged lyrical tone poem. This unforgettable performance experience will run for a limited season in an intimate space - so reserve your tickets now!
Four Larks has established an international reputation for their 'junkyard operas.' Orpheus is their Los Angeles debut.
-TimeOut Melbourne (on Undine)
"a sensual avalanche of music and visuals"
-Theatrenotes (on Peer Gynt)
"Four Larks will take you to another world"
-San Francisco Chronicle (on The Master & Margarita)
Four Larks' secret location is hidden in an easily accessible corner of the Fashion District in downtown Los Angeles and includes well-lit street parking in the surrounding area.
Directions will be revealed upon ticket purchase.
Orpheus runs for approximately 70 minutes with no interval. Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
The Orphic katabasis resonates across cultures and centuries, inspiring poets, painters, and musicians with the potential for art to shift the course of history. This bold new adaptation weaves electrifying visual and physical theater with a hypnotizing live score.
Orpheus follows the golden-voiced hero on his journey through the underworld to rescue his lost love, Eurydice. He sings his way across the River Styx, past the three-headed hellhound, and into the House of the Dead. As he descends into the heart of Hades, Orpheus dares to defy the fates, convincing Persephone to return Eurydice. But will he be forced to accept her mortality once they reach the light of day?
US/Australian performance troupe Four Larks creates a "thrilling theatrical bricolage" leaping from Ovid to Virgil, with a melody from Monteverdi and a rhyme from Rilke, to resurrect this myth embedded in our cultural memory. Four Larks' wildly inventive orchestration fuses ancient traditions and modern avant-pop with an acoustic soundscape created by folk and classical instruments, found objects, and otherwordly vocals. This exuberant ensemble of actor-musicians brings together some of Melbourne and Los Angeles' most exciting new voices.
...about FOUR LARKS
Four Larks is a trio of American and Australian performance makers. Mat Diafos Sweeney, Jesse Rasmussen and Sebastian Peters-Lazaro met in Los Angeles in 2006, and have created immersive 'junkyard operas' in and around Melbourne and San Francisco. They work collaboratively to create visually spectacular theater with a musical backbone, devised from found objects and adapted texts. Four Larks has collected awards and acclaim on both sides of the Pacific.
"The first time you witness a production by Four Larks is a little like stumbling upon a Brigadoon-like village; one that has somehow existed in isolation from the mainstream yet has developed a complete set of traditions, rituals and aesthetics on its own...These are fully-fledged operas growing from the detritus of contemporary culture."
"Each time I skip down the cobbled lane that leads to their discrete theatre space, I feel as though I've discovered something new, that I've stumbled on some out-of-the-way truth."
"...a company whose comprehensively reconstructed notion of the immersive Gesamtkunstwerk has produced some of the most inspiring and original art I've ever seen."
"Again and again we hear that there are no companies in Melbourne doing what the Four Larks are doing. What are they doing? Singing? Dancing? Playing? They are engaging with their audience as if with fellow poets and philosophers, perhaps the most generous of all possible theatrical gestures, and certainly the most rewarding."
more info: fourlarks.com
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This production of "Orpheus" will be developed and presented at the J. Paul Getty Museum's Getty Villa as part of their Theater Lab Series in March of 2014.
Secret Location: Revealed upon booking
Los Angeles, CA 90011
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