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Dreamlives of Debris, works of Gene Coleman

  • Logan Center for the Arts Performance Penthouse 915 East 60th Street Chicago, IL, 60637 United States (map)

Philadelphia-based composer Gene Coleman returns to the Ren for a dynamic performance of material from a new forthcoming media opera.

Featuring acclaimed bass-baritone Nicholas Isherwood and Ensemble NJP, Dreamlives of Debris is based on a novel by Lance Olsen that reimagines the myth of the Minotaur and labyrinth. While drawing on the lasting power of the myth, brought to life here by Isherwood’s voice, Coleman also integrates cultural sources as varied as Japanese Bunraku theater, manga, Monteverdi’s operas, and neuroscience research. The works will be staged by renowned director Luca Veggetti, known for his magical use of movement and light.