Licia Perea presents Orlando Of A Thousand Years
Licia Perea, recipient of the prestigious City of Los Angeles Performing Arts
Fellowship 2001, has created Orlando Of A Thousand Years, based on
the novel Orlando by Virginia Woolf. This project stems from Pereas
passion for Virginia Woolfs writings and the ideals that correlate to
her own in Pereas ongoing exploration of womens issues.
In Orlando she looks at gender in a different light. Using movement (soft shoe flamenco, modern and aerial), spoken text and stunning visuals, Perea asks how do women and men experience love, power, truth, ecstasy, bravery and solitude? Perea will follow Woolfs classic tale of a soul traveling through time, each lifetime being born as a different gender but with a memory of it's past lives. Pereas interpretation changes the cultural context from Woolfs British soul to a Spanish soul making its way through Spanish history, from the 12th century to the present.
Perea has teamed up with an eclectic group of talented artists/designers: ComposersNathan Birnbaum, Joe Zeytoonian, Marcello De Francisci and Joseph Julian Gonzalez; SetsAlicia Hoge, Jason Adams; CostumesSusan Cox; LightsWouter Feldbusch, and directed by the talented Jose Garcia Davis. Together they have created an exciting evening of visual, visceral, and thought provoking dance theater not to be missed!
2001 Licia Perea