Monday, January 15, 2007

The 90's

November 1991 Soundscape by Tan Dun was performed at La MaMa. He later went on to compose the soundtrack for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The First Emperor at the MET Opera.

In 1992 Ellen Stewart was invited by the office of the President of Turkey to commemorate Yunus Emre because UNESCO had named that year, The Year of Yunus Emre, to celebrate the Sufi master all over the world to Istanbul. The production, Yunus, was done in the mosque of Aya Irini. The mosque was built by a Sultan for a Christian woman named Irini for whom he credited for saving his life. In the company were Huseyin Katircioglu and Ayla and Beklan Algan. They later went on to form the group called MaMa’s Boys.

In February 1993 Faust/Gastronome was performed by the East Coast Artists, directed by Richard Schechner.

In May 1995 Geranos was presented with the Great Jones Repertory Company, created by Andrea Paciotto, Sandra Tommassini and Mia Yoo and music composed by Alexandros.

November 1995 Slant premiered Big Dicks, Asian Men. Slant is now a resident company of La MaMa.

March 1999 Yara Arts Group, directed by Virlana Tkacz, presented the Buryat National Theatre in Flight.

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