Trailer for The Grand Parade created by ArtsEmerson
The Grand Parade (of the 20th Century) was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Pilot, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Funded in part by:
The Bilateral Presidential Commission: American Seasons in Russia.
Funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
“... 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.
The Grand Parade
by Marc Chagall
The Grand Parade was conceived, designed and directed by Stacy Klein
and co-created with ensemble actors Carlos Uriona, Matthew Glassman,
Hayley Brown, Jeremy Louise Eaton, Adam Bright, and Milena Dabova.
The Grand Parade creative team also includes
Composer Alexander Bakshi
Sound and projection desiger Brian Fairley
Vocal and music director Lyudmila Bakshi
Furniture and wood designer Jeff Bird
Mask designer Beckie Kravetz
Puppet designer Carroll Durand
Lighting designer John Peitso
Technical director Adam Bright
Associate technical and lighting designer Andrew Todd
Costumiere Amanda Miller