Trailer for The Grand Parade created by ArtsEmerson
Click here to read program notes from Stacy Klein and Carol Martin
The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century) and its touring is made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Double Edge Springfield Project is grateful for the support from New England Foundation for the Arts,
The Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation, Mass Mutual,
and The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
“... 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.
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)
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
The Grand Parade
by Marc Chagall
The Grand Parade was conceived, designed and directed by
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