A new performance from the critically acclaimed Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, Last Meadow is set to an original score created by first-time composer Neal Medlyn and lighting by longtime collaborator Lenore Doxsee. Mining movement and text from James Dean’s East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant, Last Meadow creates a non-narrative collage of sensorial confusion, aka an America where the jig is up and the dream has died. Last Meadow is about the space of waiting, when things don’t move forward, don’t happen as they should, and mixed messages are the only ones we get.
Last Meadow is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop in partnership with Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and NPN. Major contributors of NPN are the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, MetLife Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). www.npnweb.org. Last Meadow is a project of Creative Capital. Additional support for Last Meadow has been provided by The Jerome Foundation, The MAP Fund, Lambent Fellowship, a project of Tides Foundation, New York, the Josephine Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Choreography and the generous support of individual donors. The commission and performance of this piece is supported in part by the Kristy Edmunds Fund for New Work.