Stage on Screen is a unique selection of contemporary performance films celebrating the work of top calibre PS122 artists Reggie Watts, Tommy Smith, Tina Satter and Young Jean Lee (Melbourne Festival 2012), along with long time collaborator of Okwui Okpokwasili (Bronx Gothic), Ralph Lemon.
How Can You Stay in the House All Day and Not Go Anywhere? is a multimedia performance including film, live narration and dance, exploring loss and transcendence experienced in human partnerships.
Reflecting on his relationship with 102-year-old former sharecropper, carpenter and gardener Walter Carter as well as Andrei Tarkovsky’s science fiction classic, Solaris, Ralph Lemon and six dancers create a performance that arcs from turbulent physicality to restorative grace.
STAGE ON SCREEN
Stage on Screen is part of our program of ancillary events surrounding our New York Narratives series.
ARTS HOUSE, NORTH MELBOURNE TOWN HALL
THU 08-MON 12 OCTOBER
Okwui Okpokwasili presents her solo debut performance exploring two girls on the verge of adolescence in 1980s outer-borough New York City.
Films produced by OntheBoards.TV
Filmed at On the Boards, Seattle WA on 19 Nov 2010
Conceived and directed by Ralph Lemon
Dramaturg Katherine Profeta
Co-created and performed by Djédjé Djédjé Gervais, Darrell Jones, Ralph Lemon, Gesel Mason, Okwui Okpokwasili, Omagbitse Omagbemi, David Thomson, Walter & Edna Carte