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Lamia (FringeNYC)

4 Members say: Clever, Indulgent, Confusing, Great writing, Enchanting
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Part of FringeNYC: A stranger offers a serpent the chance to become human and pursue the man she desires, but her secret could destroy them both. Part dance, live music and theater, Lamia explores the boundaries we cross to find love. More…

Categories: Dance / Physical Theatre, Musical/Opera, Local. From Theatre Uzume. Written by Molly Haas-Hooven; Music by John Barber and Janna Pelle. Directed by Suzanne Karpinski. Choreographed by Suzanne Karpinski.

FROM THE ARTIST:
Lamia is a serpent that yearns to be human. She watches the life of a man she desires unfold, helpless to attract his attention. When a stranger offers her the chance to assume a womanly form, she must carry her shameful secret with her, lest her true identity destroy them both. Part dance, part live-music and part theater, Lamia explores the lengths we go to and what we compromise to reach the promise of love.

This multidisciplinary dance-theater piece brings together the musical talents of Brooklyn based rock band Ellis Ashbrook and singer/songwriter Janna Pelle, as well as Brooklyn fashion designers Tilly and William. Written by Molly Haas-Hooven with choreography by Shannon Stowe, Lamia is premiering at the NYC International Fringe Festival this summer.