THE GRAND PARADE

“... a vivid imagination must be at the crux of building a mythology for our time”
– Stacy Klein

The Grand Parade depicts major events of the 20th century in a theatrical style inspired by Marc Chagall’s kaleidoscopic vision of humanity at play, at war, and at rest. Trapeze, circus, dance, projections, and popular culture fill the height and breadth of the stage in a spectacle of history populated by people and animals in acts of grace and destruction. Time both shrinks and expands as the 20th century unfolds in a dream-like rush of juxtapositions that include the ecstasy of landing on the moon, the frenzy of war, the skilled escapes of Houdini, the atomic bomb, Kennedy's assassination, and Hitler's brutalization of Europe.

Recent Performances:

Peak Performances at MSU
(Montclair, NJ)

February 4-7, 2016
CityStage 
(Springfield, MA)
October 29 & 30, 2015
PIT Festival 
(Porsgrunn, Norway)
June 16 - 17, 2015
Brygga Kultursal Festival 
(Halden, Norway)
June 12 - 13, 2015
ArtsEmerson's Paramount Theatre 
(Boston, MA)
April 30 - May 3, 2015
Contemporary Arts Center 
(New Orleans)
March 20-22, 2015 

Redfern Arts Center 
(Keene, NH)
February 18, 2015
Trinity College
(Hartford, CT)
October 3-5, 2013

Golden Mask Festival
(Moscow, Russia)
March 17, 2013

World Premiere: Arena Stage
(Washington, DC)
February 6-10, 2013

Previews: Columbia College
(Chicago, IL) 
January 18-19, 2013
Workshop Production: 
Baltimore Performance Kitchen
November 25 - December 16, 2012 

Creative Team:

The Grand Parade was conceived, designed and directed by Stacy Klein. Co-created and performed by Carlos Uriona, Matthew Glassman, Hayley Brown, Jeremy Louise Eaton, Adam Bright, Milena Dabova. Composed by Alexander Bakshi. Sound and projection design by Brian Fairley. Music and vocal direction by Lyudmila Bakshi. Technical design and direction by Adam Bright. Wood scenery design by Jeff Bird. Mask design by  Beckie Kravetz. Costumiere Amanda Miller. Puppet design by Carroll Durand, Sarah Cormier, Nancy Milliken. Lighting design by John Peitso

Performance photography by Maria Baranova and David Weiland