A concert-length music theater work, Slide is a multidisciplinary exploration of the seduction and manipulation of the American psyche. The central metaphor is a slide from an experiment, which defines every element in this (complex) drama set with music, movement, and theater. Collaborators Eckert, Mackey and eighth blackbird blur the lines between composer and performer, actor and musician, musician and set, set and instrument, with projected images playing a central role. Slide is a rich tapestry of love, human frailty, the desire for control and the tragic consequences once we have attained it.
Produced by eighth blackbird.
Co-commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Added by Clarice Smith Center on October 21, 2009