Ghostly, luminous torsos shaped in white linen float in the air above young women in Edwardian bridal gowns that themselves look as if they've been left in the garden for a season. Haunting lines of a melody by Clara Schumann enfold a grotesque bouffon Marie Antoinette and her lover in a spell of unrequited longing....
Work has begun on Dreampunk, the 2012/2013 season of shows from Luminous Thread. Using the Inventing Earth production workshop facility, designers, costumers, and prop-makers are hard at work getting ready for the first show, Nuptials for the Dead, which opens in Denver October 28th.
In addition to ticket sales and other fundraising activities, we must raise at least $5,000 by early October to meet all our commitments to the artists, performers, technicians, and venues. Thank you for being a part of this. Thank you for bringing art to life.
Ticket information for all show dates: http://luminousthread.com/
Would you like to bring Dreampunk shows to your city? Please contact us here or at https://www.facebook.com/LuminousThread
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To learn more about Inventing Earth production workshops, visit http://inventingearth.org/
A 501c3 exempt organization founded by Mary Lin and Ben Sargent in 2010 to promote collaboration between the arts, sciences, and scholarly pursuits, and also to provide artists with tools and tips on tricky art of collaboration. Read the mission statement here: http://inventingearth.org/page/ief-mission-statement.
Here is how the production workshop is put together:
1. An organization or collective brings established, professional artists/scientists/scholars from multiple fields to mentor and coach early career professional-level talent.
2. Inventing Earth provides the workshop environment and the budding artists, technicians, and others looking for the opportunity to work with and learn from the veterans.
3. At the end of the workshop, the production company sponsors a live performance, display, or publication to showcase the completed work. After the workshop ends, the sponsor may choose to undertake a commercial endeavor based on workshop, and may offer professional positions to workshop participants.
To see how this works in the case of the Dreampunk production workshop, visit http://inventingearth.org/page/production-workshop-nuptials-for-the-dead.
Luminous Thread is a group of people working to bring the work of Ben Sargent and Mary Lin and other collaborators to stages not only in Denver, but around the world. We are just getting started but we do have ambitious plans for the decades ahead. To learn more about Luminous Thread, please visit: http://luminousthread.com/.
Why yes, and thanks for asking. We have reviews of show we saw earlier this year in Europe, and hope to add more soon: http://luminousthread.com/blog/.
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