New York, NY (September 10, 2018) – Satellite Collective will present Echo & Narcissus, their seventeenth interdisciplinary work, at BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY) this Friday, September 14th at 8 PM and Saturday, September 15 at 7:30 PM. Written by Satellite Artistic Director Kevin Draper and composed by Aaron Severini, Echo & Narcissus is directed by Philip Stoddard and features choreography by Norbert De La Cruz III. The evening will seamlessly intertwine a myriad of artforms, including live chamber performance, visual art, ballet, digital multimedia, and opera, in order to literally immerse the audience in art. Echo & Narcissus will showcase an incredible ensemble of acclaimed and accomplished dancers, including Matteo Fiorani, Timothy Stickney, Joslin Vezeau, and Tara Youngmen, along with singers Christine Taylor Price and Philip Stoddard. Tickets are now available.
“We work at the intersection of dance, visual art and music - and we use architects and poets as the glue,” said Founding Artistic Director Kevin Draper. “Echo & Narcissus will be our first, focused, evening-length work where group action has to resonate in service to the story. We're crafting a pretty high level of intensity for the audience.”
New York, 1971. Narcissus, a rebellious yet charismatic outsider, hunts alone in the city at night. He's come south from his father's kingdom on the city's outer coast. Echo, a young nymph and socialite, falls for Narcissus and they hook up. Her brother and the other nymphs fail in their attempt to separate her from Narcissus and one night the two commit an irrevocable crime. Echo's brother tries with more urgency to separate the two but is instead drawn into an adventure that ends with tragedy.
Satellite Collective, led by Artistic Director Kevin Draper, was founded in 2010 with members of the New York City Ballet, visual artists, writers, and composers from across the United States. Since then, the Collective has produced five seasons of multi-disciplinary work in New York City, Michigan and the Pacific Northwest. With the belief that artists of all mediums should collaborate as equals, globally and virtually, Satellite has fearlessly fused dance, music, film, and spoken word into their unique vision. An artistic incubator at the highest level, and an “admirably cooperative endeavor” (New York Times), the Collective has served as a launching pad for young choreographers, composers, film makers, poets and visual artists. With an ever-growing and impressive roster of artists from the New York City Ballet, The Juilliard School, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and the Bowery Poetry Club, “Satellite Collective aims to open up the stage to diverse artistic practice, producing alternate channels for performance to envelop their audiences while channeling theatrical and choreographic gesture, film, stagecraft, and storytelling into a total artwork” (New York Observer).
The production team for Echo & Narcissus also includes lighting designer Brandon Stirling Baker, film maker Lora Robertson, production designer Kevin Draper, projection designer Simon Harding, and live music by ShoutHouse.
Tickets for Echo & Narcissus are $25 and are available online at www.SatelliteCollective.org.
The Satellite Collective is proud to receive support from BAM, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Frey Foundation, Nestle, SAP, 92Y, DeVos Institute of Arts Management, Brooklyn Arts Council, and many other government, public and private supporters.