Persephone (2010)

Choreographed by Dan Safer

The Greek myth of Persephone is presented as a 19th century theatrical experience immersed in the colors of the Hudson River School of painting, then transported through a dense wave of cutting edge musical and visual technology.

Julia Stiles as Persephone and Mimi Goese as Demeter
Music by Ben Neil
Lyrics by Mimi Goese
Book by Warren Leight (Tony Award- "Sideman")

Films by Bill Morrison
Projections by Laurie Olinder
Sets by Jim Findlay
Dramaturgy by Daniel Zippi & Karl Precoda
Choreography by Dan Safer
Lights by John Ambrosone
Costumes by Jane Alois Stein
Directed by Bob McGrath

Persephone’, a multimedia production from the Ridge Theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music...presents a lush feast of imagery for the eye to savor. At its bewitching best, the production evokes a French neo-Classical painting that has magically bloomed into three dimensions.
— Charles Isherwood, New York Times

Co-commissioned by BAM and VA Tech. 

Sep. 29- Oct. 3 & Oct. 5, 2010 at Virginia Tech
NY Premiere Oct. 26-30, 2010 at BAM Next Wave Festival