Who are we? Where are we going? Anywhere? Nowhere?
a choral-theater work over three years in the making
in collaboration with Klockriketeatern and composer Robert Maggio
Based on the novel by Nobel Prize-winner Harry Martinson, Aniara follows the physical and emotional voyage of a group that has left a dying earth; thrown permanently off course, their spaceship is headed toward the constellation Lyra, forever.
Aniara explores our relationship to one another, to Earth, and to the passage of time. Another milestone in The Crossing’s ongoing question, “Who are we; why do we do what we do?”
Robert Maggio, composer
Dan Henriksson and Donald Nally, artistic directors
Antti Silvennoinen, Bejing Opera dancer and choreographer
Erika Turunen, costumes
Joonas Tikkanen, designer
Paul Vazquez, sound designer
Thursday and Friday June 20 and 21 @ 7:30pm
Saturday June 22 @ 3pm and 8pm
Sunday June 23 @ 4pm
Christ Church Neighborhood House, Philadelphia
**please note that there is no late seating**
Major support for Aniara has been provided by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Klockriketeatern is a nomadic theater company led by artistic director Dan Henriksson that collaborates with new partners and artists from various countries, in different spaces, working in several languages, and continuing stories about contemporary vagabonds and trails outside the norms of societies. Established in 1991 in Helsinki, their name is drawn from Harry Martinson’s Vägen till Klockrike (The Road).