More or Less I Am, Episode 3: Nature + Democracy

Compagnia de' Colombari

More Or Less I Am, episode 2, NATURE + DEMOCRACY, will be released on June 19. Stay tuned!

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

“By God! I will accept nothing which all cannot have their counterpart of on the same terms.”

What is the Grass? Dietrice Bolden, Sarah Heltzel, Sandro Isaack, David Patrick Kelly, Paul Pryce, Giovanni Pucci, Frank Rodriguez, Cheyanne Young, Colin Jacobsen, Eric Jacobsen, Kyle Sanna, Alex Sopp

Password Primeval: Michael Rogers + Patrick Davis

Tierra: Frank Rodriguez + Jorge Rubio + Kyle Sanna