Join us for this performance of The Wastelands in Holyoke
May 5 at 5:30pm
May 6 at 5:30pm
May 7 at 3:30pm
The Wastelands is an original experimental folk opera inspired by Dante’s Purgatorio and first in Children of the Wild’s “Rewilding Cycle.” Following Dante and Virgil through the seven stages of Purgatory, The Wastelands explores the seven stages of grief in a time of violent political and environmental unraveling. Guided by visual, musical, and kinesthetic poetry, The Wastelands travels through places in a process of rewilding: abandoned factories, overgrown shipyards, and sacrifice zones. By viscerally engaging with sites of particular ecological grief, The Wastelands unveils the many faces of our cultural grief: sexism, racism, homophobia, queer-phobia, colonization/colonialism, classism, ethnocentrism, and anthropocentrism.
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, AND MEET ADA STANDARDS OF ACCESSIBILITY
This event is made possible through support by the Holyoke Creative Arts Center, the Wauregan and the MIFA Victory Theatre.
For more info visit: www.childrenofthewild.org
For updates on The Wastelands in Holyoke visit: www.facebook.com/events/1440516502686690/
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Listen: THE WASTELANDS IN HOLYOKE
The Wastelands toured from June-October, 2016 along the Great Lakes basin, collaborating with individuals and groups engaging in alternative means of environmental and community care.