Alumni Events Around the World

Tree of Codes | Spoleto Festival USA

Performance / United States
May 29, 2018 - June 7, 2018
Dock Street Theater
135 Church St. | Charelson, SC

In this US premiere, acclaimed Australian composer Liza Lim dissolves boundaries to create holes in the world—perforations in which we might encounter more than one existence. Two-headed birds and layers of light conjure a magical world under ACC grantee and Director Ong Keng Sen (Facing Goya; 2014) in this dramatic work inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer’s art book by the same name. Two singers take on multiple characters as the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, led by John Kennedy, weaves a descriptive soundscape full of the intricate details that attract us to fantasy.

Grantee: Keng Sen Ong

Website: https://spoletousa.org/events/tree-of-codes/