Memory Rings (World Premiere)
June 18 (Preview), 19 & 20, 2015
All performances at 7pm
In June 2015, OZ will present the world premiere of Memory Rings, from New York City’s famed Phantom Limb Company. The work isa theatrical storytelling of 5,000 years of human and environmental change from the perspective of the world’s oldest living tree. In July 2014, OZ hosts more than a dozen puppeteers, designers, composers, choreographers and makers from the company for a two-week residency, in which they will develop the production.
Co-founded in 2007 by installation artist, painter and set designer Jessica Grindstaff and composer and puppet maker Erik Sanko, Phantom Limb Company has been lauded for their unconventional approach to storytelling, which combines original music, innovative puppetry, choreography, video and sculptural set design. Phantom Limb has produced The Fortune Teller, Dear Mme., The Devil You Know with Ping Chong, Lemony Snicket’s The Composer Is Dead with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 69 ̊ S. with The Kronos Quartet and Peer Gynt with Republique Theatre in Copenhagen. Future productions are a top-secret theatrical experience on a boat in NYC framed around Moby Dick and the third installment of Phantom Limb’s environmental trilogy based around water, butoh, puppetry and Fukushima.
Memory Rings is produced by Mara Isaacs, Octopus Theatricals.