PREMIERE: 2003, Vittum Theater 2005, PAC/Edge, 2006, Athenaeum Theatre

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DEVISED IN COLLABORATION WITH AN ENSEMBLE OF SIX PERFORMERS: 

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“Indefinable moments of beauty, wit, and fire. It’s as if Degas and Magritte showed up in each other’s dreams to playfully toss around images of the twisted and the sublime.”
 –Chicago Tribune

About

Initially conceived as a response to a child’s fascination with a helium balloon – an object full of fragility, beauty, and tension – Surrelium offers visual metaphors for the ways we experience confinement and release, enchantment and transformation. The work has 6 distinct sections, and together they offer a “transformed, alternate reality with optical illusions, complex composition, and delicate yet powerful movement that seems to take place in another stratosphere.” (Chicago Sun Times).