La MaMa presents this environmental performance project, which blends modern dance, music, and documentary theater to tell the story of the toxic waste disaster in Campania Felix, Italy. More…
Campania Felix, an area north of Naples, has been the dumping ground for tons of toxic waste over a period of more than 30 years. As a result, the region has suffered a devastating loss of life. 'Land of Fires' explores this environmental catastrophe and the scandal surrounding it. There will also be an on-site booth with information about the situation, and how it compares to others around the world.
"Falco’s body in motion radiates the indescribable pain that enables a true connection with the mothers interviewed for the project...The stylized, exquisite movements are combined with documentary-style video projections, which create a truly evocative narrative that’s at once abstract and hyper realistic...A transformative 45 minutes. It will guide you to new introspection with its extremely heavy yet hopeful end." Full Review
See it if you can handle deadly theme. Dancers give max effort and convey pain. Heavy photo usage effective.
Don't see it if Disturbing and depressing dance destroys your mood. 45 min length is poor value. Show must hand out eight page article affixed to lobby wall
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