April 8, MMXIV
Heading to Toronto’s Luminato Festival
Today the Luminato Festival announced their 2014 lineup, including five performances of Saint Genet’s Paradisiacal Rites. We are very excited to begin to prepare this difficult, beautiful work for it’s Canadian Premiere, June 10-14.
From Luminato’s website: “Paradisiacal Rites is artistic provocateur Derrick Ryan Claude Mitchell’s most ambitious piece to date. A non-narrative exploration of American hysteria, nationalistic vanity and utopian fervour, Paradisiacal Rites examines the delirious final moments of The Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana, the madness attached to the Charles Manson murder trials, and manic derangement, through an obsessive commitment to the Oscars. It transforms elements of ballet, symphony, opera and installation into hypnotic and visceral performance. Everything and nothing is sacred.”
Paradisiacal Rites was co-commissioned by Luminato Festival (Toronto) and donaufestival.au (Krems). It’s creation was also made possible with support from over 150 individuals through our USA Projects Fundraiser.
Saint Genet also thanks Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation for a USArtists International travel grant to help support our travel to Luminato.
Saint Genet MMXIII
Saint Genet: MMXIII from Saint Genet on Vimeo.
Saint Genet is proud to present a brief trailer of Derrick Ryan Claude Mitchell’s re-creation of Christopher Burden’s Shoot, the 2 hour performance in Pioneer Square Nearly, Nearly Invisible, and Paradisiacal Rites at On the Boards.
Please be on the look out of the extended version produced in partnership with Northwest Film Forum.