December 4 - 8: Wed - Sat @ 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Sun @ 4 p.m.
Rock & Mortar explores the links between people and place, asking where have we come from, and how must we heal to evolve? Using movement, video, song and story, an all-women cast will lead audiences on a path in and around Z Space in a series of intimate vignettes.
The international ensemble includes Heather Arnett, Allegra Bautista, Nuria Bowart, Shaghayegh Cyrous, Kim Epifano, Jhia Jackson, Nehara Kalev, Zoe Klein, Jenny McAllister, Lucrezia Palandri and Kaylamay Paz Suarez. With lighting design by Beth Hersh, costume design by Maria Chenut and sound design by Uriah Findley.
Inspired by a visit to her family's ancestral home in the Abruzzo region of Italy, Epiphany Founder and Artistic Director Kim Epifano developed Rock & Mortar over a two-year period. "I come from a long line of builders," said Epifano, "people whose principal materials were rock and lime and cement. The strength of their creations are everywhere to be seen in Italy's ancient villages, which have literally stood the test of time. As an artist, I see myself as a builder of another kind, supporting community through the creation of live performance. Rock & Mortar takes the idea of the ancestral village as a site for artistic excavation, a walled space that serves simultaneously to protect and isolate, with all of the emotions this doubleness entails."