The Return of Lot's Wife
In this edgy evening-length dance/theater/salt epic, Lot’s Wife finally confronts God in her 1950’s Brooklyn kitchen where she looks back again and again. With great humor and compassion, The Return of Lot’s Wife examines the larger questions of human nature, weaving beautifully choreographed images, heartbreakingly funny monologues, original music, and the poetry of 14th Century Persian mystic Hafiz. This poignant sequel to the Old Testament tale has wowed audiences with its breathtaking finale featuring dancers swathed in swirling arcs of salt and light.
Film composer Carter Burwell (Fargo, Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, etc.) has written “one of the finest scores for modern dance.” (Back Stage)
Premiere • Joyce Theater Altogether Different Festival, January 2003
Tour Highlights • Kennedy Center Millennium Stage • Bates Dance Festival • London Dance Umbrella • Flynn Center • Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Commissioned by • the Joyce Theater with funding from the Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support provided by NYSCA, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust / American Music Center, DTW’s Bessie Schönberg / First Light commissioning program, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the Harkness, Sequoia, and Lifton Family Foundations, Manuela Bianchi, Jon Wiener, and Morton’s Salt.