A dancetheater piece for 300 oranges, 6-16 performers, and 2 knives that pushes the rituals of a traditional community over the edge into mysterious, subversive, and often funny acts. (The Village Voice) and has been seen by over 15,000 people throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America.
Set to the enchanting folk music of pre-war Italy, the 55-minute work explodes with images both wildly kinetic, deeply moving, and delightfully odd.
Premiere P.S. 122, New York City, April 1995
Tour Highlights Kennedy Center Millennium Stage Joyce Theater 9-city tour of Switzerland Festival Internacional de Danza, Lima, Peru Woking Dance Umbrella, England Bates Dance Festival Clarice Smith
Performing Arts Center Maine Festival Grace Street Theater, Richmond, VA Redfern Arts Center, Keene, NH Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Central Park SummerStage
Commissioned by P.S. 122 with funds from the Jerome Foundation, the Harkness Foundation, the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, and the Union Bank of Switzerland.