The Powerful People / Miguel Gutierrez Last Meadow
The iconic actor James Dean is at the center of this new work by Miguel Gutierrez, an artist practicing dance and music in solo or collective works. Here, he revisits the film aesthetics of the 1950s with the usual bad guys, innocent girls and father figures. The stage becomes a “last meadow” – a utopian space where the hero is finally exposed.
Concept, Miguel Gutierrez
With Michelle Boulé, Tarek Halaby
assisted by Neal Medlyn, Alex Anfanger
Sound, Neal Medlyn
Light, Lenore Doxsee
Costumes, David Tabbert
Music sources :
Lucas Reginald Grant Physical Attraction ; Madonna, Joe Henry and Stuart Price Jump (Jacques Le Cont Edit) ; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem (direction Leonard Bernstein) ; Leonard Rosenman, music of East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause ; Dimitri Tiomkin, music of Giant
Miguel Gutierrez and East of Eden : Paul Osborn (screenplay) adapted bfrom John Steinbeck ; Rebel Without a Cause : Stewart Stern (screenplay), Irving Shulman (adaptation) from a story by Nicholas Ray ; Giant : Ivan Moffett (screenplay) adapted from Edna Ferber
Management, Ben Pryor / tbspMGMT
Production National Performance Network
Coproduction Creation Fund Project ; Dance Theater Workshop
Partnership with Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Corealisation Les Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou ; Festival d’Automne à Paris
Last Meadow is commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop’s Commissioning and Creative Residency Program with support from The Jerome Foundation, The Ford
Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal Agency, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the
Jerome Robbins Foundation and commissioning support from the New York State Council on the Arts Dance Program.
Last Meadow is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project cocommissioned by Dance Theater Workshop in partnership with Portland Institute of
Contemporary Art, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and NPN. Major contributors of NPN are the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, MetLife Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federalagency). For more information: www.npnweb.org. Last Meadow is a project of Creative Capital, which currently receives support from the Andy Warhol Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The TOBY Fund, The James Irvine Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, and other individual and institutional donors. Additional support for Last Meadow has been provided by The Jerome Foundation, The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, Lambent Fellowship, a project of Tides Foundation, New York, the Josephine Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Choreography and the generous support of individual donors. Last Meadow was developed in the following residencies: Workspace at Abrons Art Center, Baryshnikov Arts Center and Hollins University, Texas Woman’s University.
Last Meadow is supported by ONDA