The Un-Making of Toulouse-Lautrec
"I can paint until I'm forty. After that I intend to dry up. " --Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Bated Breath Theatre Company invites you to experience Paris in 1899 through the eyes of legendary post-impressionist painter Henri de Toulouse Lautrec in this immersive, environmental production.
Rediscover the bohemian world of the Belle Époque Paris with legendary artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and the women he immortalized. Dive into the underbelly of Montmartre and rub shoulders with the dancers, prostitutes and outcasts that inspired the most enticing, elegant and provocative art ever to launch a thousand refrigerator magnets. Through imagery, text, and dance, "Unmaking Toulouse-Lautrec" explores the ecstasy of creativity against the agony of the body.
ABOUT UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC AT MADAME X, 94 Houston Street, NYC
This immersive, environmental production is conceived and directed by Mara Lieberman, devised by Bated Breath Theatre Company and features choreographyc content by Tara O'Con (Then She Fell, Ghost Light, The Grand Paradise) and sound design and composition by Nathan Leigh and costumes by Gail Fresia.
The Madame X version was devised by Bated Breath Theatre Company members Mia Aguirre, Derya Celikkol, Marisa Gold, Sean Hinckle, Allison Houser, Matt Mastromatteo, Nicole Orabona, David Raposo, and Lauren Winigrad. The production stars Sean Hinckle, Allison Houser, Nicole Orabona, David Raposo, Derya Celikkol, and Lauren Winigrad.
THE HISTORY OF UNMAKING TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
The Un-Making of Toulouse Lautrec first premiered at The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut and was subsequently featured as a centerpiece of the New Britain Museum of American Art's Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition, which was the first U.S. tour of Toulouse-Lautrec & His World, c/o The Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece.
Original Designing Assistance: Tate Burmeister, Gail Fresia (costumes), Missy Burmeister (costumes), Anya Sokolovskaya (costumes)
Devising Assistance: Greg Ludovici, Debra Walsh, Missy Burmeister, Suzanne Ankrum Harris, Kayla McCaffrey, Meg Comerford, Anna McCarthy-Reynolds, Nicole Rivera, Mike Nowicki, Sean Hinckle, Sam Urdang, Katya Collazo, Lei-Lei Bavoil, Nico Bourgeais, Fiona Kyle (dramaturg)