April 29 through May 2, 2009 
MTG@OneArmRed (DUMBO)    
A solo performance work with spoken text, songs and video. 
Music by John Kelly and Carol Lipnik
     
John Kelly, who choreographed and performed the role of Krishna in Arjuna’s Dilemma, took up residence at MTG, interworking new songs (written with Carol Lipnik) with Baroque music, movement, and video made during his residency at the American Academy in Rome.  John’s work-in-process was inspired by the life and work of bad-boy Italian Baroque painter, Caravaggio. 

THE ESCAPE ARTIST
While rehearsing a theater piece based on the life of the Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio, a stressed-out performer has a catastrophic trapeze accident.  While stranded on a gurney in a hospital emergency room for 15 hours with a broken neck, he escapes and finds refuge in the images that flood his mind--the sinners and saints, the prostitutes and gods--that populate Caravaggio’s paintings.

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THE ESCAPE ARTIST

Performance by

John Kelly & friends

MUSIC-THEATRE GROUP 

Diane Wondisford, Producing Director  

20 JAY STREET, SUITE 740, BROOKLYN, NY 11201

Phone: 718.797.1145    info@musictheatregroup.org

NEWS

Congratulations to John for winning the Ethyl Eichelberger Award for his solo performance piece, THE ESCAPE ARTIST (developed at MTG, May 2009).  John will premiere the work at

PS 122, NY | April 14-30, 2011.