blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Chris Burnside: A Retrospective

With this introduction to the work in movement and words by Chris Burnside, Blackbird presents the basic packing list for a tour through his work. Burnside will present a retrospective of his original choreography in Richmond, Virginia, in September of 2003.

At this retrospective, Burnside will perform two new dance works, one based on the life of the painter Caravaggio and the other on a story by Tennessee Williams. We will be following the creation and perfomances of these works and will show you what we unearth in the fall of 2003.

Below you will find a streaming audio interview with Burnside recorded in 2003, and streaming video of Burnside's movement and spoken-word performance, Oh Lucy, taped in 1990.  




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