Rite of the Butcher at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
212 205 6632 www.lincolncenter.org/atrium
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Created and performed by Ben Spatz, founder and Artistic Director of Urban Research Theater, Rite of the Butcher is a fable about the power of fantasy as told by the Butcher -- refugee, criminal, and shaman -- through poetry, martial dance, and folk song. This interdisciplinary monologue for solo performer is a fictional memoir combining abstract imagery with physical and vocal performance to explore contemporary themes of war, violence, and mourning. This performance features multi-media visuals by The DLP.
Venue Description: The world's leading performing arts center and home to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and the School of American Ballet.