More or Less I Am, Episode 2: The City

Compagnia de' Colombari

Inspired by Walt Whitman’s revolutionary poem “Song of Myself,” the international collective Compagnia de’ Colombari combines fiddle and flute, dance, sea shanties, opera, and poetry in a declaration of American independence and diversity that invokes the spirit of Whitman’s abiding masterpiece. Audiences consistently name the company’s 2016 production, The Merchant of Venice, as one of their favorite Festival performances of the last 25 years. This online performance of More Or Less I Am will be presented in four installations: Journey, The City, Nature + Democracy, and Gratitude, with a musical coda from the live performance at Greene Space in 2012.

Program Notes

In our community, we are all citizens, we are one.


Ashlyn Isler, Sorab Wadia, Jenni Lea Jones, Carlton Terrence Taylor, Uncle Ted, Cristina Spina

Ned Eisenberg, Paul Robert Pryce, Juliana Francis Kelly, Margarethe Kelly, Trazana Beverley, Jake Robertson, Dariel Cruz, Francesca Sarah Toich, Paul Spera, Lucrezia Spera, Monique Holt, Andrea Brugnera, Natsuko Tomi, Jorge Rubio, Annike Pfeiffer, Ahmad Kamal, Jo Mei, Steven Skybell, Sandro Isaack


Michael Potts, Alex Sopp (flute), Colin Jacobsen (violin), Eric Jacobsen (cello), Giovanni Pucci, Dietrice Bolden, Sandro Isaack, Sarah Heltzel, Frank Rodriguez, Kyle Sanna (guitar)


Giovanni Pucci, Kelli Rae Powell, Kyle Sanna (guitar)