We’ve been working with the impeccable Tom Bogdan and a group of students from Syracuse University and SU Arts Engage all week to mount a new production of Meredith Monk’s “A Celebration Service” this weekend at Plymouth Church in Syracuse, New York: Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 10am!
A Celebration Service
Plymouth Congregational Church
232 E. Onondaga St, Syracuse, New York 13202
Saturday, October 5, 2013 7pm
Sunday, October 6, 2013 10am
Conceived and composed by Meredith Monk and directed by Tom Bogdan, A Celebration Service is performed by The M6: Sasha Bogdanowitsch, Sidney Chen, Emily Eagen, Holly Nadal, Toby Newman, Peter Sciscioli and joined by Carole Brzozowski, Jay Getman, Sean Jordan, Stephen Mitchell, Brian Savage, Kamala Sloss, Sasha Turner and Maria Whitcomb from Syracuse University.
The readers are Stephen Cross and Kara Greene with organist Joseph Downing and second keyboardist Stephen Mitchell. Coordinated and supervised by Michele Koziara and taught by Allison Easter from Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble, the dancers are Lydia Dwyer, Maya Dwyer, Tevin Johnson, Lydia Kelly, Julia Lendy, Rachael Lieblein-Jurbala, Sarah Linquest, Alexandra Purdy and Arthur Sicilia from Manlius Pebble Hill School, and Sofi Elbadawi from Fayetteville-Manlius High School. Choreography for the “Celebration Dance” is by Meredith Monk in collaboration with the original cast.
Production Coordinator for The House Foundation for the Arts and the Rehearsal Assistant is Peter Sciscioli. The Project Manager is Leo Crandall for Syracuse University Arts Engage, assisted by Hannah B Nast. Lighting Design is by Scott Holdredge and the Crew Chief is Jeffrey York.
Photo: Jamie Young