MACBETH in RHYTHM

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MACBETH in RHYTHM

Driven by the unyielding momentum pulsing through Shakespeare's play, Macbeth in Rhythm is a cascade of live rhythms, polyphonic singing, and raw physicality. Six performers playing 15 characters pace the audience through cycles of violence and explore the pathology of ambition amidst the responsibility and sacrifice of leadership. Approaching Macbeth primarily as a musical composition, Macbeth in Rhythm reveals a riveting narrative through the sounds and silences of Shakespeare's language.

Macbeth In Rhythm is an experimental ensemble performance directed by Hannah Chodos, with performers Sam Breen, James Cowan, Lindsey Moore Ford, Emmie Nagata, Danielle O'Terry, and Ben Weaver. The lighting design is by Bosco Flanagan and the costumes are being designed by Amanda Wing Yee Lee.

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles' 2017-Year of Macbeth continues with four performances of Macbeth in Rhythm at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, 1238 West 1st Street in downtown Los Angeles. Performances are Thursday, May 4th at 8pm, Friday, May 5th at 8pm, and Saturday May 6th at 2pm and 8pm. All seats are $25 and can be purchased at www.shakespearecenter.org

Macbeth in Rhythm - a breakneck reckoning with a ruthless quest for power. Performances are Thursday, May 4th, at 8pm, Friday, May 5th, at 8pm, and Saturday, May 6th, at 2pm and 8pm at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, 1238 West 1st Street, Downtown Los Angeles. All seats $25 at www.shakespearecenter.org (Photo by Rob Strong Photography)

 

 

Reviews

Lorenzo Marchessi

 “Performance Art + Shakespeare – “Macbeth In Rhythm” – Is Hypnotically Enthralling!

THE GEEK AUTHORITY - By  Lorenzo Marchessi

One of the joys of performance art is that it relies on the performances and their ability to interpret a story, music or even the abstract. Now throw in the Ol' Bard himself and some backbeat rhythms and chanting that will haunt and send chills up your spine and you have what The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles calls “Macbeth In Rhythm” which performed right in downtown Los Angeles this spring. This is all part of the “2017-Year of Macbeth” as part of The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles yearlong celebration of Macbeth.

With only four performances of Macbeth in Rhythm at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, this limited run of an amazing interpretation of one of Shakespeare's classics, was something to behold. Advertised as an “…experimental ensemble performance…”, it was directed by Hannah Chodos. I must say Hannah did an amazing job assembling these performers who knew the text of the Bard and was able to physicalize it all in a very dramatic, rhythmic dance presentation. The energy could be felt through the floor. The sweat could be seen on the performers brown and the gritty nature of the play just simply heart pounding for me.

The incredibly talented performers listed in alphabetical order include Sam Breen, James Cowan, Lindsey Moore Ford, Emmie Nagata, Danielle O'Terry, and Ben Weaver, and, with all their energy, they put in a very engaging and stimulating performance. The words of Shakespeare flowed but the heart and soul of the text was expelled in both word, song and the most incredibly choreographed rhythmic dancing. These performers could act. These performers could sing. These performers moved me. A cohesive team that wove a wonderful and artistic tapestry.

sweet - Lorenzo Marchessi - The Geek Authority - ...read full review


Lorenzo Marchessi

 “Performance Art + Shakespeare – “Macbeth In Rhythm” – Is Hypnotically Enthralling!

THE GEEK AUTHORITY - By  Lorenzo Marchessi

One of the joys of performance art is that it relies on the performances and their ability to interpret a story, music or even the abstract. Now throw in the Ol' Bard himself and some backbeat rhythms and chanting that will haunt and send chills up your spine and you have what The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles calls “Macbeth In Rhythm” which performed right in downtown Los Angeles this spring. This is all part of the “2017-Year of Macbeth” as part of The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles yearlong celebration of Macbeth.

With only four performances of Macbeth in Rhythm at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, this limited run of an amazing interpretation of one of Shakespeare's classics, was something to behold. Advertised as an “…experimental ensemble performance…”, it was directed by Hannah Chodos. I must say Hannah did an amazing job assembling these performers who knew the text of the Bard and was able to physicalize it all in a very dramatic, rhythmic dance presentation. The energy could be felt through the floor. The sweat could be seen on the performers brown and the gritty nature of the play just simply heart pounding for me.

The incredibly talented performers listed in alphabetical order include Sam Breen, James Cowan, Lindsey Moore Ford, Emmie Nagata, Danielle O'Terry, and Ben Weaver, and, with all their energy, they put in a very engaging and stimulating performance. The words of Shakespeare flowed but the heart and soul of the text was expelled in both word, song and the most incredibly choreographed rhythmic dancing. These performers could act. These performers could sing. These performers moved me. A cohesive team that wove a wonderful and artistic tapestry.

sweet - Lorenzo Marchessi - The Geek Authority - ...read full review