Summer Shares: Shadow Of A Dragonwing

September 12 - September 14, 2019

Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor)

Thursday and Friday at 7:30PM; Saturday at 8PM

Patron Tickets: $58.00 | General: $29.00 | Student/Senior: $15.00 | ($20.00 Rush Tickets at the door)

Run Time: 70 Minutes

New York Premiere
WOLF & SWAN company

They are softly playing the ghostly chants of this merciless, bourgeois world disorder's victims. Shadow of a Dragonwing, a trilogy of pieces searching for the courage, humility, and autonomy we need in order to reclaim our power to act rather than re-act, to boldly counter the misanthropy of the powers that be with philanthropy and a global sense of responsibility.


Creative Team

Directed by Wilma Casal
Stage design and light created with Seth Tillett
Visual Artist: ann CAZ.L
Costumes designed with Grace Ryung Kim
Music by G.I. Gurdjieff, Georgette Dee, Dorian Wallace, Goran Bregović, Björk, Corin Arnold
Guest Actor: David Bennent

Sierra Kay Powell, Amanda Egan, Giacomo Bavutti, Hope K. Ruth, Wilma Casal

About the Artists

Wilma Casal, the founder of WOLF & SWAN dance company, is a dancer and choreographer from Berlin. She performed internationally with Dokumentartheater Berlin, Artnouveau 21 Dancers, Akasha Crew, Bolschoi Compania Eschschloraque, German Television Ballet, Brouqade Records Showcases and Mosso Art Company. A graduate of Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance New York and Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin, Ms Casal is also a certified, specialized Gyrotonic Instructor, medically based Personal Trainer and certified Teacher for Graham and Ballet Technique. Her work has been presented at the Williamsburg Movement & Arts Center, Dixon Place, The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Hudson Guild Theater, Theater at Blessed Sacrament and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as well as the House of Russian Culture and Haus Schwarzenberg in Berlin. Being based in New York, she feels very fortunate to be able to work with an array of gifted dancers and artists.
David Bennent was born in Lausanne, Switzerland and has worked throughout the world. He portrait Oskar Matzerath in the Oscar winning film “The Tin Drum” (1979) directed by Volker Schlöndorff and was starring in films including „Legend“ Ridley Scott / nominated for the Academy Awards (1985), „She Hate Me“ Spike Lee / nominated for the BET Comedy Awards, Black Reel Awards (2004), „Dogs of Berlin“ Christian Alvart / german netflix production (2018). He performed countless stage productions and proceeded his engagement with Peter Brooks Theater in Paris from 1990-98 including numerous international tours through Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.

About the Company

WOLF & SWAN company, being both dichotomy and entity, came together in order to fulfill their dream of creating a space where true feelings and the honest exchange between artists - among themselves as well as with the audience - can be expressed and pursued.
This is a safe refuge for exploring all artistic possibilities to keep curiosity in movement alive, raising questions, letting us discover and understand new realms.
We tell stories.
Using the Martha Graham Technique helps us access our inner voice, our emotions, unsolved elements of the soul, and origin of the mind, enabling our language to be clear and concise.
Synchronizing with the musical and visual interpretation of collaborating artists, we are striving to touch the hearts and souls of our audience, to leave them with the same sense of wonder we experience during our performance. We want to think, we want to feel, we want to see and support each other, so each one of us can take an active part in bringing beauty, respect, and responsibility to this project - and thus to our audience.
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