Bi-lingual, Inter-disciplinary Soundpainted MACBETHPremiering October 1-3, 2009 at the Irondale Center, NYCMACBETH VARIATIONS II: A Shakespeare Soundpainting“The Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble merges music, theater, improvisation, and structured composition into a total multi-media experience – a ‘happening’ in which art leaps off the wall and into the seat next to us.” -Asbury Park Press“An event that brings together musicians, puppeteers, dancers, and actors in an audacious version of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Shakespeare would have been proud of this modern take of his classic.” -Daniel Brown, Radio FranceNEW YORK, OCTOBER 1-3, 2009 - MACBETH VARIATIONS II is the second stage of an international collaboration between NYC-based Strike Anywhere and Paris-based ANITYA. Using physical theater, modern dance, improvised new music and a live composing sign language called Soundpainting, the piece explores excerpts from Shakespeare's "Macbeth" to create a highly-charged interdisciplinary performance event that is different every night. Performed in French and English. The event is scheduled at the Irondale Center October 1-3, 2009 at 8PM. The Irondale Center is located at 85 South Oxford Street, (between Lafayette and Fulton) Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NYC. By subway; take the C train to Lafayette Avenue , the B, D, M, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, or 5 train to Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street or the G train to Fulton Street. Tickets range from $20-$40 and can be purchased at: in 1997 by Artistic Director, Leese Walker, STRIKE ANYWHERE is a permanent ensemble of world-class jazz musicians, modern dancers, and actors. Performers collaborate through an improvisational process to create politically-charged, original works that address socially-relevant issues. Strike Anywhere has toured extensively. The company has been featured on Radio France, NPR, WBAI and German Public Radio and has appeared at: B.A.M., American Airlines Theater, The Zipper Factory, P.S. 122, St. Clements, Theatre for the New City, Galapagos, and HERE Arts Center. ANITYA was created in January 2006 by French composer Christophe Cagnolari to explore multi-disciplinary performance and to acquire a fluid mastery of Soundpainting. The group is comprised of 20 artists—classical and jazz instrumentalists, actors, dancers, and lighting designers. For more information, please visit: and purchase tickets online visit:
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