National Medal of Arts winner Philip Glass, returns to La MaMa with Days and Nights Festival. Performances for this four-day festival include: Club Diamond, Maria Irene Fornes’ MUD and Drowning directed by JoAnne Akalaitis, Is Infinity Odd or Even, Jerry Quickley’s Whistleblower and Philip Glass in Concert.
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JoAnne Akalaitis directs new interpretations of Maria Irene Fornes’ MUD and Drowning with original music by Philip Glass.
Performance artist Saori Tsukada returns to the festival with a collaboration with filmmaker Nikki Appino to perform the world premiere of their live film and performance piece Club Diamond. In Club Diamond, a young woman travels alone from Tokyo to New York City to be a star using silent film, illustration and live action and live music.
In 2013, Edward Snowden copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) that revealed numerous global surveillance programs. Employing an original text set against a score performed live, spoken word artist Jerry Quickley and legendary contemporary composer Philip Glass share their personal and visceral musings, reflections and emotions as they struggle to understand this moment in history with their piece, Whistleblower.
Is Infinity Odd or Even is a new work with music by Philip Glass, text by Arturo Bejar, spoken and sung by Tara Hugo.