Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present Double Edge Theatre’s The Grand Parade (of the Twentieth Century), which has been added to the previously announced 2012/13 season lineup. Imagined through the lens of Marc Chagall’s paintings, The Grand Parade takes audiences on an emotionally stunning journey through the 20th century with the use of aerial flight, puppetry and music. The Grand Parade is the first performance in Double Edge Theatre’s multi-year performance cycle inspired by Marc Chagall’s visionary art, life and the times in which he lived and will make its official world premiere during its limited run February 6-10, 2013 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.
The Grand Paradeis conceived and directed by Double Edge Theatre Founder and Artistic Director Stacy Klein and is created with Carlos Uriona, Matthew Glassman, Hayley Brown, Jeremy Louise Eaton, Adam Bright and Milena Dabova. The show is realized with a collaborative team of artists from the United States, Argentina and Russia and features original compositions by Alexander Bakshi of Russia.
“The Grand Parade is a highly visual and unusual, company-built piece that serves as a reminder of the wonderful work collective ensembles do,” says Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith. “The company members live and work on a farm in western Massachusetts, and it’s a pleasure to bring their work to D.C. to literally take flight in the Kogod Cradle.”
For more information on ArenaStage’s 2012/2013 season, visit arenastage.org.